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This ‘iPhone 7’ concept shows just how much better the iPhone can get

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:54PM EST
Apple iPhone 7 Concept Pictures
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The iPhone 6 is one of the world’s best smartphones but there’s always room for improvement. As we’ve noted before, one area where Apple could actually take a page from LG’s newest smartphones is the way LG maximizes its devices’ display space while eliminating as much extra space around the display as possible.

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Business Insider has obtained some early “iPhone 7” concept drawings from Serbian engineer Nikola Cirkovic that show just how much space Apple can still make for its displays on future iPhone models.

Source: Nikola Cirkovic

As you can see, the proposed “iPhone 7” uses a lot less space at both the top and bottom of the display and Cirkovic seems to have shrunk the device’s iconic home button a bit to fit a larger display into a smaller space. The side bezels, which Apple has been consistently shrinking ever since the launch of the first-generation iPhone, also seem slimmer.

Business Insider writes that Cirkovic also proposes having more sensors packed into the device so users can rely less on pushing buttons and can instead let the phone do a lot of the work for them.

“The sensors will be able to tell whether the iPhone is in your pocket or on the table,” the publication explains. “If it is, the screen will stay locked. If the phone is held up and closer to the face, the screen will automatically activate.”

Check out more pictures of the iPhone 7 concept images at the source link below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.