Apple is tipped to launch the iPhone 6 later this year — and a concept of the “iPhone Air” that designer Sam Beckett has come up with may just be the approach Apple is taking for its next smartphone.
The concept showcases an iPhone that is only 8 percent larger than the iPhone 5s, but with a 17 percent larger display and 68 percent more pixels. Beckett decided that the iPhone Air will sport a 4.7-inch screen supporting a resolution of 1920x1080p — that’s 468ppi. According to Beckett, “some extra space could be potentially utilized by reducing the width of the side bezels and by also slimming down the top and bottom of the phone frame.” The depth of the iPhone Air’s conceptualized version is 7mm, coming in 0.6mm thinner than its predecessor.
Other features include the use of sapphire crystal as opposed to Corning Gorilla Glass, as well as a 10-megapixel camera and a faster A8 chip.
Yet apart from these tweaks, the iPhone Air that Beckett has thought of is actually very reminiscent of the iPhone 5s — which makes it seem likely that Apple may very well be already taking this design route. All we can do is wait and see what the next iPhone brings.