A new concept has emerged for the iPhone 6S, which shows the device carrying a design language strikingly similar to the Apple Watch. Dubbed as the ‘iPhone EDITION’, it’s one of those daring concepts that takes a bold approach towards design and function.
The designer behind the masterpiece – Grisha Serov – has surprisingly cut down the screen size on the device by 0.2-inches bringing it down to 4.5, but has touted the display as an edge-to-edge one, and if we are to judge by the images, the front panel seems to be extending all the way till the inside of the phone’s frame. Very brave.
The case is made from steel and retains the same shape akin to the iPhone 6, but here are the key differences; the bands that run across the back of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been done away with, and you might think that cellular signals will have trouble on an all-steel casing, well, Serov inventively runs the band as a “glossy loop” around the edge of the phone, which helps it neatly blend in with the rest of the design.
Coming back to the casing, the smartphone comes in not just smaller than the iPhone 6, but slightly thicker as well at 7.6mm compared to the current depth at 6.9mm. Reason? Serov doesn’t agree with a protruding camera lens on a phone that carries some pretty flushed surfaces, so he moved the lens inside of the case. More so, the iconic Touch ID Home button has been done away with in favor of an embedded one, which also functions as a fingerprint sensor, and wake / sleep button. This button has been relocated to the top of the phone as was the case with earlier iPhones.
Serov also redesigned the volume buttons to an extent that it’s now a single piece on its own, and also doubles up as a mute switch – a feature which otherwise carries its own dedicated button.
The overall design is very bold to say the least, and we’ll give Serov a thumbs up for his efforts.
Check out the concept in all its glory below, and let us know what you think about it.
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