Gorgeous iPhone 6 concept based on new iPod nano design

By , Jan 5, 2013

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Though Apple is believed to have sold in upwards of 50 million iPhones last quarter, there are still many critics out there that believe both the handset, and the software it runs, are getting a bit long in the tooth.

This is why we continue to see concepts for new iPhones and iOS features with refreshed designs. In fact, a new one popped up yesterday that gives the smartphone an all new look à la the 7th gen iPod nano…

These new iPhone 6 renderings come from the well-known Federico Ciccarese, of ciccaresedesign. He’s drawn up a number of Apple product concepts for us over the years, including these popular iPad mockups.

As usual, Federico’s futuristic iPhone impression is gorgeous. I’m actually really digging the iPod nano-like design. It kind of reminds me of a higher-end Nokia Lumia, and seems like it’d be really easy to hold and pocket.

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The operating system you see running on the handset is what he calls “iOSX,” a combination of iOS and OSX. I don’t really like the larger icons, they’re kind of tacky. But I wouldn’t mind iOS gaining more functionality.

All told, I really like this concept, and I wouldn’t mind if Apple borrowed from it. Recent rumors say it’s looking to up the handset’s release cycle to every 6 months, so we could actually see a redesign as early as this year.

What do you think of the new iPhone 6 concept? Would you buy one?

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  • http://twitter.com/BenBtagnew Ben

    Looks great!

  • No YA!

    More like iPhone Nano

  • sammyh85

    Thank god its a mock up and not the real thing, it’s rubbish!

  • http://blog.andrewshell.org/ Andrew Shell

    Doesn’t do anything for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/looseneckrichardson Ryan Fowler

    Lets say this was the popular leaked model for the next iPhone, and most sites began assuming this is going to be set in stone. How many of you saying how ugly and sloppy it is would turn around and buy it? I thought so. I can’t tell you how many times I heard people saying the iPhone 5 leaks looked ugly and that they would stick with their iPhone 4/4S, then vuala, preorder day they’re the first ones on forum saying they’re ready to buy. It kills me that so many people love to hate Apple. Apple is doing this wrong, apple is doing that wrong, apple is getting stale, etc etc. but yet I have the latest iPad, iPod, Mac, iPhone, Apple TV, and so on. It just seems extremely hypocritical that you people hate on the same company you’re brand loyal too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ionutvoicu Ionut Voicu

    mp3 player, phone, anything else, is just design, nothing more. this looks great in my opinion.