Check Out iPhone 7 Edge-to-Edge And Full-Screen Concept Designs
Apple made a daring design change with its new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which not only earned it huge praise from tech critics but the Cupertino-based tech giant actually managed to make record-breaking sales this year. Still there are few hardcore Apple fans who feel the company could have done better, or at least they have been over ambitious with their concept designs regarding the new iPhone.
Now, since the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are out, people are currently anticipating what the next iPhone will look like, hoping that it will feature all those design changes they expected from iPhone 6.
Apple releases a new iPhone every year, but it only typically revamps the physical look of the phone every two years. So we probably won’t be able to get our hands on the brand new iPhone design before 2016.
The concept designer Martin Hajek, who earlier released rendered images of what the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 may look like, has just released the concept images of the next awaited phone from Apple, the iPhone 7.
Hajek believes Apple might potentially introduce one of these two possible designs with the iPhone 7: Edge-to-Edge Display Or, Full-Screen Display.
The concept images show the new iPhone will be quite simple and retain the shell of the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, but it will sport an edge-to-edge display, which people have been speculating about for some time now. Hajek showcases the new iphone 7 as a device with hardly any bezel along the edge, keeping the 4.7-inch display in the iPhone 6 but expanding it to the phone’s borders.
This new design moves the speaker to the top of the iPhone, while the home button is about as small as the bottom bezel could get. This potentially makes the top and the bottom bazel of the iPhone smaller.
With the introduction of an edge-to-edge display along with smaller bazels, Apple could theoretically preserve the iPhone 6 screen size while cutting down on the overall size of the phone.
iPhone 6 (left), edge-to-edge iPhone 7 concept (right)
Hajek designed another concept that would use Sharp’s free-form display tech to theoretically create a giant screen. The display would extend to all the four sides overlapping the Touch ID Home button, and the front speaker grill plus the front-facing camera.
This could help Apple include more apps on the main screen or provide easy access to settings, ultimately increasing the screen size compared to iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 (left), full-screen iPhone 7 concept (right)
However, it seems hard to assume that Apple would choose a full-screen display as the home button is likely to disrupt the design, but still that can’t be ruled out as a possibility.
Here’s how they all look next to each other:
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Gohar is the lead editor at TechFrag. He has a wide range of interests when it comes to tech but he's currently spending a big chunk of his time writing about privacy, cyber security, and anything policy related.