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iPhone 7 concept imagines radical design changes Apple might already be toying with

Published Oct 2nd, 2015 5:00PM EDT
iPhone 7 Design Concept Video
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The iPhone 6s is already selling better than its predecessors, according to official launch weekend numbers, and while the jury is still out on whether the handset will be able to break Apple’s current quarterly iPhone sales record, the fact remains that the iPhone 6s is the best iPhone model ever made. Many people would dismiss the 6s as being just a minor “S” update over last year’s major redesign, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. However, if you’re bored with iPhone 6’s design, then the iPhone 7 is probably the phone for you.

Apple is expected to make big design changes to next year’s iPhone, and a new concept incorporates some ideas that Apple might already be toying with.

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Designer Hasan Kaymak put together a video that imagines what the iPhone 7 might have to offer. One of the radical design changes concerns the home button, which has been eliminated in this design. Instead, there’s a virtual home button, and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor is placed in a tiny Apple logo under the bigger, edge-to-edge display.

Kaymak’s iPhone 7 concept features an aluminum unibody that lacks plastic antenna lines. The video also suggests the phone would not need a physical SIM card – instead, the connectivity would be handled by the device itself.

Other features proposed by the designer include a 24-megapixel camera with support for third-party lenses and a large 3,000 mAh battery, though we’re not sure where it would fit. Kaymak also cooked up some new 3D Touch-based iWidget functionality for apps.

Of course, this is just a concept video and has nothing to do with any actual Apple plans for the future of iPhone. It’s still fun to check it out though, and the video is embedded 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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