Concept designs are a wonderful thing, and they always will be. Not only do they do good for our own imaginations, but often suggest creative ways of doing things to product manufacturers as well. That’s one of the primary reasons they get maximum exposure from tech blogosphere as well, and that makes certain concept artists really famous too.
Take Martin Hajek for example, who’s done a remarkable job of creating realistic renders of upcoming devices in the past, including those of the iPhone 6. Now, he has something new and fresh for us – his imagination of what the iWatch will end up looking like.
The conceptual renders essentially put both the new iPhone 6 and the iWatch together in a glory of various color combinations, inspired by the current iPhone 5s variants of Space Gray, Champagne Gold etc. The interesting bit is that while the iPhone 6 renders stick closely to the design schema that we’re almost certain the real iPhone 6 will be revealed in (thanks to the tons of leaks that have taken place over the past few months), the iWatch ones are – unusual, at best – since they make the device look more like a somewhat thicker and smaller iPod nano. And trust me when I say this, it does not look that good. You don’t, in fact, have to take our word for it – see the renders in their full glory below.
As you’d notice, the design of the iWatch seems to borrow heavily from the iPod lineup as well as the existing Gear series that Samsung runs. While we do like the pure white look, the overall appeal of the device lessens if you take into consideration that it resembles something already out there, and not really the signature Apple style that we’ve become so addicted to.
That brings us to our second problem with renders. While they offer a good sneak peak at times, they can also ruin the user experience by setting false expectations. Of course, this design that has been showcased here, is purely the artist’s imagination at work, but it can still lead to making or breaking your expectations from the real deal. Thus, enjoy the images whilst they are here, but what the iWatch will end up actually looking like, we will only know when Apple officially unveils it.
The iPhone 6 and iWatch are expected to be revealed at a special event next week on September 9th. Just a few days more, and we can lay all the concepts and speculations to rest.
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