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. [caption id="attachment_273966" align="aligncenter" width="593" caption="iPhone 5 Concept"][/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_273968" align="aligncenter" width="642" caption="The Curved iPhone 5 Concept"][/caption] Would you purchase a curved iPhone or is this concept too much of a change for Apple to make?