Yesterday afternoon, a report surfaced claiming that Apple was ordering up 4.6-inch displays for its next iPhone. The news caused quite a commotion, considering the iPhone has had a mere 3.5-inch screen for the last 5 years.

Needless to say we’re a bit skeptical on the matter. While we could see Apple moving to a larger 4-inch display, as previous rumors have suggested, we can’t imagine it going with one nearly 5-inches big. Then we saw this concept…

These beautiful renderings come from the folks over at ADR Studio, the same design firm that made the iPhone SJ concept. And we have to agree with 9to5Mac here, these pictures make an iPhone with a 4.6-inch display a lot more feasible.

No, we don’t expect Apple to release a handset this far removed from previous designs. But hey, we can dream can’t we?

The truth is, if Apple does anything with the iPhone’s screen size, it would bump it up to 4-inches. Or just under that. Remember, Apple is all about user experience. And tests have shown that the average person can’t comfortably use a phone with a 4-inch+ screen with one hand.

What do you think of this iPhone concept?

  • it looks more like xperia than an iPhone, so it sucks.

  • Érico Gonçalves


  • To thin and flimbsy, not user friendly for hands. Looks like it would break very easily.

  • I personally think that they should come out with the see through iphone like they have in the movie Real Steal. I know I know that this kind of phone is probably way off into the future, but still it does’nt hurt to dream a little.

  • TK

    Ugly as fuck… FUGLY!

  • Anonymous

    Generally, I like these concept shots or videos. But this one is really ugly. No one in their right mind would go anywhere near this in comparison to current iPhone shape or let’s say Nokia Lumia 900.
    That’s why some concepts will always remain pipe dreams…

  • Hate it

  • I hate this iphone concept, the SJ Iphone was cool but this is just so ugly looks so much android inspired

  • Hmm, I’m not sure why so many people think this is an incredibly ugly design. To me, it looks much more solid than the typical iPhone design, which always looks to me as though it could be pulled apart, and a little more interesting as well due to the raised back.