Concept video shows off possible iPhone 5 design and features

By , Sep 11, 2012

We’re just a little more than 24 hours away from Apple’s big iPhone event, where the company is expected to unveil the latest iteration of its popular smartphone.

And what would an impending Apple event be without a concept video? Check out this clip we came across that shows off possible iPhone 5 design and features…

The video was created and animated by Sam Becket. And while it’s just a concept, it does a good job of demonstrating how we expect the new iPhone to look and act.

For example, the design of the handset seems spot-on. A combination of leaked parts and insider reports points to a taller, slimmer iPhone with a unibody construction and two-tone rear shell. It’s to be made of metal, with glass windows on the top and bottom for the antennas. We’re also expecting a smaller, reversible dock connector, and LTE network compatibility.

That being said, the video also ventures into the deep end of the rumor pool, calling for features like a Home button with a built-in fingerprint scanner. As cool as that may sound, we haven’t heard much in the way of fingerprint scanner talk for this year’s iPhone. And while we’re at it, we’ve heard very little about the FaceTime camera sensor being 720p.

In fact, there are a few things we still don’t know about this year’s iPhone, which is what makes Wednesday so exciting. Because as much as we think we know about the handset, we’re sure Apple still has a few surprises up its sleeves.

Anyway, what did you think of the concept video?

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  • chin2793

    NFC???

    • Dave_Lui

      Oh yea, He missed that, but everything else was smooth

    • Anthony Jones

      No NFC this year I bet

      • Hyr3m

        It wouldn’t surprise me if Apple decided to just skip this technology altogether because they don’t feel like joining in on something that’s compatible between different platforms. In fact, they should create their own standardization organization, they could call it the AST : “Apple Stupidity Threshold”

  • http://twitter.com/dpbiscuit Unknown

    Love the finger scan idea. Very very doubtful.
    Mission Control would be simply epic!

    • SimonReidy

      Yeah Mission Control was certainly the highlight of his UI concepts. Looks really cool and would be so much more useful than notification center currently is (unless you’re jailbroken of course :) )

      • No more Obama

        mission control would be such a nice addition

      • Johnathan Jennings

        I hate the idea of mission control.. It’s stupid. And it looks unprofessional

  • SimonReidy

    Love most of it, but I would hate for Apple to reskin the calendar and contacts with that disgusting faux leather look! They already have enough skeuomorphism going on with ugly apps like ‘Find My Friends’ and Game Center, without adding additional chrome around apps.

    Oh, why do I even care, it’s just a concept idea. Hopefully :)

    • http://twitter.com/JayshonTweaks Jason Duong

      I like the way calendar and contacts look by default too!

  • No more Obama

    they spelled “Same” wrong, because they wrote “All New” design…they should really use their spell checker :p

  • nima

    just give me a reply!!

  • Liu Zhenyu

    This shall be the final teaser/spoiler before the sixth-generation iPhone launches tommorrow. So excited :D

    • Hyr3m

      So sad…

  • Dan

    looks nice, hoping to see more improvements though

  • Miras safadi

    I love it! It’s great… Some features(like the mission control, fingerprint-scan etc.) may be available in the near future, probably in iPhone 7 or 8.

  • Dave_Lui

    Well, I was fighting within my feelings & hoping that design would be different as Animated based on Rumor, but Sam Backet has done a marvelous job, as I compare after Official release…most of the things were correct except few.