It shouldn’t take a well-connected industry expert’s debunking to convince you that Apple wouldn’t dare release a 4.6-inch iPhone (although debunk it he did), so any such big-screened concept will remain just that. Still, it’s always a lot of fun to explore new designs (the more impractical, the better!), and we’d be remiss not to share today’s bit of gaudy grandeur with our loyal readers.

Without further ado, here’s ADR Studio‘s latest crazy mockup:

Edge-to-edge display.

Looks like a boat. I wonder if it's waterproof.

All together now!

While the pictured device is intriguing, it’s decidedly un-Apple. Plus, from a practical standpoint, most of the posited features don’t much sense, either. Here are a few such head-scratchers:

  • No SIM support
  • Two “panel” speakers built into the unibody’s flat back plate
  • All controls “on top” of the device
  • Three separate Retina displays (“One strip screen is on the top, to show you all the network infos, clocks, notifications and so on. The bottom one is for App dock, multitasking panel and so on. The central one is only for the desktop: more space, more freedom.”)
  • Digital Home button
  • LED-powered edge with customizable colors (to show battery life, active caller IDs, etc.)

Never say never?

Maybe just this once…