Apple’s last four iPhones all share a design that easily places them among the most sleek and sophisticated smartphones the world has ever seen. The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are all shockingly thin and handsome, and they’re characterized by smooth curves and a staggering attention to detail. It’s difficult for even the harshest Apple critic to argue otherwise.
As gorgeous as Apple’s latest smartphones are, however, Apple made a few questionable decisions that most people agree are blemishes on an otherwise marvelous design. Recent reports have suggested that Apple will look to right these wrongs in the upcoming iPhone 7, and know we can finally see what an iPhone that lives up to the rumors would actually look like. In a word: Stunning.
From the moment Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 back in 2014, critics focused on two design oddities they said marred the look of an otherwise striking smartphone. The protruding camera lens and plastic antenna lines on the back of the phone are indeed something of an eyesore for many users, and some have even gone as far as to call them appalling.
Personally, I’m not a fan of the camera bump or the antenna lines, though I would probably stop short of calling them “appalling.”
Reports from a number of independent sources have begun to paint a picture of Apple’s next-generation iPhone 7, which will launch this coming September if Apple stays true to form. While nothing is confirmed until Apple shows off its new iPhone 7 on stage, reliable sources have said that the next-gen iPhone will look much like the current model but will do away with the camera bump and dramatically change the design of the antenna lines for the better. Here’s the latest report that claims to shed light on the look of Apple’s iPhone 7.
In other words, Apple’s new smartphone may very well be the stunning iPhone we all deserve.
Graphic designer Arthur Reis is one of several people who spend a fair amount of time imagining what unreleased Apple devices might look like. As is the case with his peers, Reis’s designs typically are not rooted in reality. But Reis used concepts laid out in recent reports to mock up his newest creation, and the results are nothing short of beautiful.
Reis’s new iPhone 7 concept can be seen in his photo album on image hosting site Behance, and he also used them to create a video posted recently to YouTube. You’ll find several images of this sleek iPhone 7 concept below, and the aforementioned iPhone 7 concept video follows at the bottom of the post.