The design of Apple’s next iPhone has been rendered in 3D based on alleged leaked parts and persistent rumours about the handset.
Made by Bryce Haymond, an industrial designer at Blackpool Creative, the CAD (computer-aided) rendering gives us a first glimpse of what the as-yet unofficial iPhone 5 might look like. Or at least if a recently leaked back-plate supposedly intended for the device, combined with the rumoured larger, four-inch display prove to be authentic.
As claimed by numerous sources, the phone is noticeably taller but retains the width of the iPhone 4S, meaning it’s likely to have a widescreen aspect ration of 16:9. The chassis itself looks entirely metallic, doing away with the glass slabs that adorn the current-gen model.
Although it’s hard to make out from the video, the handset appears slimmer, too, based on analyst forecasts that the iPhone 5 might be as thin as 7.9mm.
Of course, it’s entirely possible the iPhone 5 might not look anything like it. Despite a taller shell and a few cosmetic changes, it looks too much like the current design, which, as revolutionary as it was when debuted on the iPhone 4, is starting to show its age a bit.
Whatever the case, hopefully the wait won’t be much longer. Word on the street is that Apple will iPhone 5 sometime in September or October.
In the meantime, we have the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to look forward to, which kicks off next week.