Leaks and rumors can give us a glimpse of what to expect of upcoming smartphone or tablet, but once in a while users like to get creative, take a lead and show us their own versions of the desired device. Quite often presented ideas are totally out of this world or downright silly so chances for them to be manufactured are close to zero. Some prototypes, however, like designer Sam Beckett’s concept of the iPhone Air, also called the next iPhone 6, are much more down to earth. In fact, knowing Apple’s approach to new releases, Beckett’s concept could actually turn into a real deal.
iPhone Air to be bigger and thinner…
The designer imagines the next-generation iPhone to be slightly bigger and thinner than the current iPhone 5S. According to him, the iPhone Air will measure 7 mm in thickness that is 0.6 mm thinner than its predecessor. Other dimensions of the handset won’t change much, but it will come with a bigger screen that could measure 4.7 inches diagonally. Apple could make it happen by eliminating bezels.
The resolution may be bumped up to 1920 x 1080 which would work out to a pixel density of 468 ppi. Sam Beckett also thinks that the display could use sapphire glass instead of Corning Gorilla Glass. Compared to the iPhone 5S, the iPhone Air might be 8 percent larger, 9 percent thinner, with a display 17 percent bigger and containing 68 percent more pixels.
Moreover, the upcoming iPhone 6 could be powered by a new A8 chip and might feature a 10-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and an aperture of f/1.8. Also, a fingerprint sensor seems like a plausible option along with a Healthbook app.
Apple is expected to release two new iPhones this year just like it did in 2013. Beckett’s concept is what one of the upcoming devices might look like. The design is very similar to last year’s iPhone which is what we could expect of Apple. The only thing that doesn’t seem to add up is the full HD display. But then again, it’s the designer’s own idea of how the next iPhone should be like, which may or may not be adapted by the manufacturer.
via: Phone Arena