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Meet the iPhone 7 that will never be

iPhone 7 Concept iPhone 4 Galaxy S6 Inspiration

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.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.