With analysts forecasting a 2014 release date for the iPhone 6, tech geeks are letting their imaginations run riot in envisioning the features of the device. The latest concept video from Ran Avni and Hassen visualizes an iPhone 6 with a curved display and a 3D camera.
The concept is based on Apple’s patents pointing to experiments with curved displays and 3D cameras for dual image capturing. Reported prototypes of the iPhone 6 feature a 4.8-inch display, matching the display size of Samsung Galaxy S3. There are no specifications of a higher resolution or added rows of icons. The edge-to-edge display, featured in the video, renders a flat look, with the curved glass sitting atop.
Apple has a patent for multiple-camera technology based on 3D imaging hardware. Based on this, the concept incorporates dual cameras on the rear of the device. The rear is very much similar to the iPhone 5. However, the prospects of a 3D smartphone camera have yet to be analyzed though 3D movies have been widely received. Recalling HTC Evo 3D, the device was not that successful, and HTC did not release any 3D camera device again.
Comments on the concept video do not show much excitement. This is because the concept seems to have borrowed the features of other devices and is not really Apple-inspired. The “borrow” aspect is quite perceivable. For instance, at first glance, the video reminds viewers of HTC’s design aspects – the white borders along the large screen and metal design.
The iPhone 5S, expected in September this year, is most probably an intermediate upgrade rather than a major overhaul, leaving Apple fans to expect more futuristic designs from iPhone 6. Moreover, there is a lot of time for the launch, so it seems reasonable to expect more innovations.