Last year, Apple took the unprecedented step of releasing two new iPhones simultaneously, introducing both the flagship iPhone 5s and the colorful, cheaper iPhone 5c. But according to numerous reports, the Cupertino company has similar plans for this year, and is supposedly preparing device with a slight display increase on what we’ve seen hitherto, as well as a further model sporting a larger, 5-inch+ panel for a great deal more real estate. Latching onto this, designer Federico Ciccarese, whose incredible talents have been featured on many occasions here at Redmond Pie in the past, has dreamed up yet another beautiful set of renders for the two upcoming handsets. Prepare to be wowed after the break!
The HTC One has been heavily lauded for its stunning unibody design, which clearly took its Taiwanese creator a good few years to get right, and even though the iPhone 5s, which arrived some months later back in 2013, is still very easy on the eye, the One comfortably matches it for overall beauty. But what do you get when you blend them both together? Well, you get Ciccarese’s iPhone 6 concept, and even though we’re regularly impressed by some of the designs thrown out by talented followers of the mobile industry, it’s hard to put into words just how good this one is.
It’s very likely, for the sake of uniformity, that, presuming Apple does intend to release two different-sized smartphones later this year, both will be similar in appearance. After all, with the smaller model expected to pack a ~4.7-inch display and the other likely to exceed 5 inches, one suspects that both will share similar traits in essentially every aspect but size, akin to the iPad mini 2 and iPad Air.
With this in mind, Ciccarese has given both configurations of the ‘iPhone 6’ matching form factors, and even next to the relatively new iPhone 5s, the concept devices look so much more advanced, and could easily be a few generations newer than the current flagship.
The iPhone 5c is expected to take its leave later on this year after a relatively short shelf life, with Apple said to be planning a three-pronged assault on the smartphone market later this year. With Tim Cook’s company having scarcely ventured away from the 3.5-inch display of the original iPhone, this could be a landmark year for the device, and if the handsets released look anything like Ciccarese supposes, we’re in for a real treat!
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