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Meet the iPhone 7 that will never be

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:02PM EST

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Since we don’t expect Apple will make any major changes to its iPhone lineup this year with the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, concept designers are looking ahead to 2016’s expected iPhone 7 release as their source of inspiration. A new concept video posted by imagines an iPhone that takes cues from both Apple’s own classic iPhone 4 model and from Samsung’s current Galaxy S6 models.

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The metal frame that surrounds the device feels like a throwback to the iPhone 4, for example:


Meanwhile, the glass layer that covers the back of the device reminds us of this year’s Galaxy S6.


And the slightly curved display that wraps around the side of the device is a subtle nod to the Galaxy S6 edge.


The video posted by promotes the iPhone 7 concept as having a sapphire glass QHD Retina display, an A10 chipset, a 16-megapixel camera and wireless charging capabilities. Interestingly, the video preserves the iPhone’s iconic home button, which is a feature that recent rumors have claimed Apple is working to dump for the iPhone 7. That said, the placement of the fingerprint scanner within the home button presents some real design challenges for Apple, so we wouldn’t be shocked if the company kept the home button for the iPhone 7

Check out the whole concept video for yourself 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.


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