The Apple iPhone raised the bar for future cell phone designs when it made its debut in early 2007. Since its initial release, two more designs have reached the public through the 3G and the 3GS with very little change to the original look. Thankfully, some creative Apple fans have given us a glimpse on their take of the Apple iPhone through some really clever concept ideas.
Apple iPhone Concepts
01. Chromatic iPhone
Same phone in a multitude of different chromatic colors. No more grabbing the girlfriends phone by accident.
02. iPhone Air
Macbook Air meets iPhone.
03. Nouveau Concept
I love the flat black look on the back of the phone and the redesigned ‘Home’ button.
04. Looking Glass
One of many clear iPhone designs.
05. Heir Apparent
“Crystal clear, thin, lightweight iPhone with the following features: fully functional Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, 3G compatibility, 64GB HD, 5 megapixel camera, and customizable UI (just to name a few).” – Robert Davis
06. iPhone Unibody
Not much bigger than a credit card, this concept shaves the edges off the phone.
07. iPhone Tint
Flash video support, titanium side panels and a cool contoured shape.
08. iPhone Elite
Dual sliding mechanism, SMP camera with 3X optical zoom and loads more. What does the iPhone Elite not have?
09. iPhone Nano
I have a feeling this one may come true.
10. Next iPhone
Another concept that changes the shape of the original design.
11. iPhone 4G
Inspired by the curves and tapering of the Macbook Air coupled with the touch’s back.
12. New iPhone
This one focuses on changing up the GUI.
This concept was created before the release of the 3GS, which of course does support video recording. I think the curved design is pretty slick though.
14. iPhone Nano
Another iPhone Nano concept. Hmm…
15. iPhone Gesture
“This is a gesture-enabled device that replaces the Home Button with a touch-sensitive area, placed beneath the phone’s OLED display.” – Ludwig
16. The new iPhone
“A more stylish slimmer phone with a glossy high-resolution screen wrapped in an aluminum case ready to go with you.” – Matthew Winter
17. Curved iPhone
I hope the curved concept catches on, it just makes the phone look more sophisticated.
18. The iPhone Nano
Again, the Nano concept shows up.
A little PSP competition?
20. Blue iPhone
A complete redesign in this concept.
01. iAqua 2
A very unique charging dock with a clear display underneath.
No more plugging in the phone with this idea.
“The life of an iPhone is hard and you know it. After spending the day searching for 3G and running apps, the iHammock takes the edge off. This dock is actually a sweet idea. Too bad it’s just a rendering.” – Joanna Stern
04. iPhone Dock
Another cool dock featuring a clear display.
This dock concept features a speaker, movie projector, alarm clock…