February 23, 2012
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. 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. Would you purchase a curved iPhone or is this concept too much of a change for Apple to make?