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Video: Here’s an iPhone 6 concept that actually makes sense

Published Mar 10th, 2014 10:00AM EDT
iPhone 6 Concept Specs and Features

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In the wide variety of iPhone 6 concept videos that hit the web on a regular basis, a new clip stands out for potentially showing a next-generation iPhone concept that actually makes sense, considering Apple’s way of doing things. Designer Sam Beckett has imagined an iPhone that’s slightly bigger than the current model in order to accommodate a larger 4.7-inch display. It’s also slightly thinner, with the designer including it in a new “iPhone Air” family. But overall, the iPhone Air looks like a phone you’d expect to see from the Cupertino-based company.

According to Beckett, the phone is 8% larger than the iPhone 5s, and 9% thinner (at 7mm vs 7.6mm for the iPhone 5s), while the display is 17% bigger than the iPhone 5s’. The iPhone Air would have a 1920 x 1080 resolution display with 468 pixel-per-inch (PPI), covered by Sapphire glass. “Some extra space could be potentially utilized by reducing the width of the side bezels and by also slimming down the top and bottom of the phone frame too,” Backett wrote on The Verge forums.

Other features of the iPhone Air include a 10-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and a fingerprint sensor. Interestingly, Backett included an iWatch-related hint on the display of the device, where a Healthbook app can be seen, which is the rumored name for Apple’s iWatch-related health and fitness application.

Apple is rumored to launch at least two iPhone models this year, when it comes to screen sizes. Of the specs imagined for this iPhone Air, the only thing that doesn’t necessarily sound reasonable is the Full HD resolution of the display. In the past, Apple has increased screen resolution in a manner that would not encourage fragmentation when it comes to app development, so it will certainly be interesting to see what resolution the bigger iPhones will actually have, and whether they’d actually get to Full HD.

The video showing this iPhone 6 concept follows below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.


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