4.7-Inch 'iPhone Air' Shown Off In New Concept Video

The upcoming iPhone 6 has been incorporated into a new concept video by designer Sam Beckett, which was initially posted to The Verge forums. According to the dimensions Beckett provides, his "iPhone Air" concept includes a 4.7-inch display, a 1920 by 1080 resolution and 468 pixels per inch.

Beckett's concept is 8 percent larger than the iPhone 5s and 9 percent thinner. The slimmer profile is in line with previous iPhone 6 rumors, which have suggested Apple has improved its backlighting technology to allow for thinner devices.

The phone is only 8% larger than the existing iPhone 5S, this increase is to accommodate the larger screen. Some extra space could be potentially utilised by reducing the width of the side bezels and by also slimming down the top and bottom of the phone frame too. The depth of the iPhone Air is 7mm, coming in 0.6mm smaller than it's predecessor. This modest reduction in the device depth and larger increase in the width and height could help create a bigger space for the battery and other components.
Like several other iPhone 6 concepts, Beckett's design keeps the same general size and shape of the existing iPhone 5s while doing away with thick side bezels. The design incorporates thinner side bezels with a sapphire crystal display, both features the phone is rumored to include.

Beckett also draws on a number of other rumors for the video, suggesting the iPhone 6 will include a 10-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.8 and a faster A8 chip, which is reportedly already in production with TSMC.

As with any concept, it is unclear if these ideas and rumors will make it into the next-generation iPhone, but the video does imagine how a larger iPhone could possibly look. Apple is said to be developing two larger iPhones for release in 2014, one near 4.7 inches and one quite a bit larger at approximately 5.5 inches.

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Posted: 8 months ago
wow... thats....

... nothing new. just another random guy showing his 3d modeling skills.
Rating: 13 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago

Can't be 9% thinner with a headphone jack. Unless they're going to require an adapter. Use your brain McFly.


The iPod touch has a thickness of 6.1mm and has no problem accommodating a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Rating: 10 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago
Impressive 3D skills, but boring phone.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago

Why do people waste their time on these concepts and mock ups? They don't give us any real insight into Apple's plans and are always only skin deep. The worst are the software mock ups - it's easy to design a clean-looking interface in photoshop, but they rarely take into consideration all the usability concerns of actual software. The whole thing is a very odd type of fan fiction.


Because it's fun. People like to do things that they enjoy.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago
This could very well be it... I like it.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago
I just ballparked it but I think this is a good representation of how the current 5s compares to the envisioned 6.

Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago
Why do people waste their time on these concepts and mock ups? They don't give us any real insight into Apple's plans and are always only skin deep. The worst are the software mock ups - it's easy to design a clean-looking interface in photoshop, but they rarely take into consideration all the usability concerns of actual software. The whole thing is a very odd type of fan fiction.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago
Can't be 9% thinner with a headphone jack. Unless they're going to require an adapter. Use your brain McFly.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago
"468 pixels per inch"

Near-meaningless marketing fluff that some companies would go for.

But Apple would recognize: that kind of PPI burns battery and slows performance while being essentially invisible.

It's like the old megahertz and megapixels wars. Displsy quality matters, in many differenr aspects. Beyond a certain point, PPI is not one of them.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago
I like the video and the look of the phone.
Rating: 3 Votes

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