10th Anniversary ‘iPhone 8’ Concept Brought To Life With Curved Display, Ceramic Body, More [Video]
It’s probably not unreasonable to suggest that the smartphone-loving world is starting to get a little excited about what Apple could bring to the table with this year’s iPhone. Albeit slightly premature considering that the iPhone 7 has only been with us for a matter of months, it’s hard not to be excited about what Apple could potentially introduce based on early speculation.
However, we won’t know until we actually know, so until then, we can appease our curiosity and need for new toys with this stunning “10th Anniversary iPhone” concept.
We don’t know if Apple will actually go with the ‘iPhone 8’ naming convention with this year’s iPhone, and this particular concept has run exactly with that, suggesting that the hardware could be marketed and sold as the “10th Anniversary iPhone”, making reference to the fact that it was ten years ago when the original iPhone was introduced to the world by Steve Jobs.
The ConceptsiPhone team, which has created and published this mockup, is also looking to the past in order to complement future technology by using ceramic to manufacture the chassis.
The device itself is built around a 5.8-inch curved OLED display which stretches from edge-to-edge in a similar fashion to how Samsung’s Galaxy ‘Edge’ models are built. The screen isn’t as pronounced as Samsung’s, but still looks stunning embedded in the zircon ceramic outer shell. Speaking of the body, the designer believes that choosing ceramic allows the device to be highly durable and lightweight, which allows for the transference of electronic waves between devices without any outside interference. The material is also heat-resistant which should hopefully remove any uncomfortable holding experiences during CPU intensive runs.
One of the main conversation points about Apple’s next-generation iPhone is whether or not the company will do away with the standard Home / Touch ID button as we know it, and build a system that embeds the button and its Touch ID sensor into the display. Being a concept, the designer here doesn’t need to concern himself with technology and what is actually possible, or easy to achieve, and has therefore introduced a capacitive Home button with integrated Touch ID. There’s also the Smart Connector integration from iPad Pro, which allows wireless charging charging as well, or at least the impression of it when placed upon the concept Smart Dock.
Check out the concept and its features in the video embedded, and let us know what you think about it in the comments section below. If this was representative of this year’s iPhone 8, would you be excited?