Third-party iDevice design concepts are always interesting. This is especially true this year as we await the next-generation iPhone, which should include the first significant form factor change since the introduction of the iPhone 4 in 2010. Today’s iPhone 5 concept comes from Ciccaresedesign, creator of the iPhone Air concept.

Looking a lot like an Apple Magic Mouse, this “Curved iPhone 5″ concept handset includes a headphone jack on the side, rather than on the top like other iPhone models. In addition, the phone’s camera is now centered instead of at the top left.

iPhone 5 Concept

iPhone 5 Concept

Of course, the concept’s most impressive feature is its curved design, which looks ergonomically sound and yes, a whole lot of cool. Remember, this is only a concept, but an extraordinary one at that. The next iPhone should arrive sometime later this year.

The Curved iPhone 5 Concept

The Curved iPhone 5 Concept

Would you purchase a curved iPhone or is this concept too much of a change for Apple to make?