Since Apple designers are not capable of coming up with something revolutionary, a design studio from Italy took the liberty of envisioning how the next generation of smartphones, respectively iPhone Air and iPhone 6C, would look like.
While sometimes unrealistic, the designs made by people who are unrelated to Apple are sometimes much better than the ones made by the company’s in-house engineers. We’ve previously seen iPhone concepts with projected keyboards and even a concept of the iWatch, the smartwatch Apple keeps delaying. This time around, it’s SET Solution, a Milan-based team of designers who figured out how the iPhone Air and the iPhone 6C should look like.
Why an iPhone Air? Well, Apple has already launched a MacBook Air and an iPad Air, so making a slimmer smartphone would be their most logical next step. What differentiates the iPhone Air concept from its real brothers? Well, let me tell you something: it’s more than just the dimensions. The phone’s camera is not placed in the typical position, at the top, but at the center of the back, with one flash to each side.
As a downside, such a slim smartphone would most probably come with a non-removable battery, much like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 made by LG. That wouldn’t be a problem if the capacity is large enough and the iPhone doesn’t break down too fast. There are a few typos in the video, which I think the design studio should have corrected before posting it on YouTube.
Below is the video depicting iPhone Air’s colorful brother, the iPhone 6C. The most obvious change is the curved screen, something that both Samsung and LG did before Apple.
If you’ve read my posts, then you probably know that I’m not a fan of Apple. However, such design changes would make a lot of sense. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t care that much about what people want. Have you seen on the shelves any of the iPhones featuring the projected keyboard independent designers came up with a couple of years ago? I don’t think so! That feature would have represented something revolutionary in an iPhone, but Apple doesn’t seem to agree with that. Till then, what’s left to do for this company is copy ideas, features and designs from the likes of Samsung and LG.