With WWDC approaching ever closer, yet another iPhone concept has sprung up online giving us a glimpse of what Apple’s next flagship smartphone could look like.
Conceived by Ran Avni, the same fella who’s brought us several other concepts for the handset that’s been widely dubbed iPhone 5S, the latest render boasts the same shape, size and design as the iPhone 5 but with a thinner bezel to make room for a taller, 4.8-inch display with a 1320 x 740 resolution.
Also on board is a capacitive home button that replaces the clunky physical number that’s been little changed since the original model dropped back in 2007.
Everything else about the phones looks exactly the same as the current model, with an anodised aluminium casing featuring chamfered edges and trademark minimalist aesthetics that are the bread and butter of Apple’s iRange.
A bigger display so soon after Apple just upped the screen size on the iPhone 5 is debatable. However, a touch-sensitive home button certainly makes sense, especially amid reports that the iMaker is investigating finger-scanning technology to boost the security of its devices.
As to when the next iPhone will be revealed is still anybody’s guess. Supply chain chatter suggests it could be unveiled as early as next month, but some industry sages forecast it is most likely to crop up around September.
Whatever the case, we’ll at least get a peek at the all-new iOS 7 operating system that’ll power the next iPhone (and iPad) when Apple takes the stage at its annual Worldwide Developers’ Conference next month.
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