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  • Artist Renderings Hint at What iPhone 5 May Look Like


    It's one of the hottest questions burning up the smartphone world today: what will the iPhone 5 look like? Will it be almost identical to the iPhone 4? Will it be radically different as some have predicted (but the evidence doesn't suggest)? So far, in the absence of a leaked device - a luxury we had the last time around - we've primarily been left to our imaginations in guessing what the next-generation iPhone will look like.

    Of course, if you're designers Michal Bonikowski and Antoine Brieux, guessing games are no fun. But artist renderings certainly are. The two iPhone 5 sketchers have produced renderings of what they believe the next-gen touchscreen handset will look like. For Bonikowski (see rendering above), the iPhone 5 will not stray from that which we've grown familiar.
    Bonikowski's iPhone 5 plays it safe, returning to the pioneering handheld's roots with an aluminum back and steel fame. It's still thin like the iPhone 4, but its predecessor's flat back has been replaced with a slight, curving bulge.
    Where we find a greater challenge to the conventional, established look of the iPhone is in Brieux's artist rendering (see below), which is clearly a more pronounced departure from the iPhone 4. It effectively evolves "the more boxy look of the iPhone 4" into a frame that appears "rounded from the front and flat from the side."



    Although I hope the ultimate look of the iPhone 5 more closely resembles Bonikowski's rendering, Brieux may not be too off-base, particularly given the speculation from far east parts suppliers who have recently been more forthcoming about the new look and feel of the device, often hinting at the "flatter" design envisioned by Brieux.

    Do you think either man has it right, or might we be surprised by the design Apple actually has in store?

    Sources: Michal Bonikowski, Antoine Brieux, Dvice
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Artist Renderings Hint at What iPhone 5 May Look Like started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. dthomp22's Avatar
      dthomp22 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spazmonic View Post
      Thank you Captain Obvious!!! The whole title of the article didn't give it away or anything. Words=Struggle Pictures=Understanding.

      Read before you comment
      lol @ the joke going over your head.
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      iPhone 4 sides with iPad 1 back
    1. Spazmonic's Avatar
      Spazmonic -
      Quote Originally Posted by dthomp22 View Post
      lol @ the joke going over your head.
      Yea. Cuz you can clearly tell it's a joke.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      That phone looks like an Evo with an Apple logo slapped on the back and revised buttons. But it actually looks kinda good.....which means the actual production version will be the complete opposite.
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spazmonic View Post
      Yea. Cuz you can clearly tell it's a joke.
      It's a pretty well known Internet meme. Google the original term he posted.
    1. diegopetrucci's Avatar
      diegopetrucci -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      just a thought but...this is modmyi...a place for anything-apple-enthusiasts which also include but not limited to rendering future iphones...that doesnt mean we have nothing better to do...but the same would be said to someone posting something like what you have posted...nothing better to do then post negativity?


      my view:


      wasting time drawing an iphone = creativity
      posting negativity = waste of time
      +1

      These guy like to be creative and let their imagination fly freely, so why not? It's always nice to take a look at possible iPhone designs.