Concept video shows what a 4.8-inch iPhone could look like

By , Jan 22, 2013

4.8-inch iphone

Amidst growing speculation that Apple is working on a larger handset, a Russian site has created this mockup of what it believes a bigger iPhone could look like. Created from details in the recent ‘iPhone Math’ rumor, the device has a 4.8-inch display and 12MP camera.

Contrary to other iPhone concepts, which typically travel outside the realm of possibility, this one opts to stay within the lines of Apple’s current design schemes. It looks like the iPhone 5, but its footprint has been both lengthened and widened to support the larger display…

The concept, dubbed the ‘iPhone Math Prototype,’ comes from Russian site AppleDigger.ru (via MacRumors). And with its larger display, higher resolution camera and multiple color choices, it actually matches up nicely with some recent next-generation iPhone rumors.

Many analysts and market watchers believe that Apple is planning to enter the growing big-screened ‘phablet’ market, currently dominated by Samsung, with its own super-sized handset. And some even think the company is poised to do so as early as the second half of this year.

It’s worth noting, though, that a lot of folks, including us, are very skeptical of these reports. It’s hard to believe that Apple would up the handset’s screen size again after moving to 4-inches just last year. And on top of that, DigiTimes essentially debunked the claim this morning.

Nevertheless, I have to say that I like the idea of a 4.8-inch screen. And this concept pulls that off without making the device much bigger than the current iPhone. Sure, I’d like to see Apple make the handset thinner, and use a back plate akin to the iPad mini. But I’d be ok with this too.

What are your thoughts on this iPhone concept?

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  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    Same old, same old boring design; take a rolling pin and apply it on an iPhone 5 and you get this.

    • http://twitter.com/Chindavon Chindavon

      How would you design it then?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000945354629 Avery Massenburg

        I agree with the Original Commenter, They could’ve used a different design other than the iPhone 5’s. Personally I have different Ideas on how they could change the design, but I lack 3D rendering skills and a good PC to make them..

      • Guest

        Your design ideas are most likely crap, like all other ideas of some wannabe-designers, you just have no clue.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000945354629 Avery Massenburg

        Eh, I’m better at designing Themes and interfaces, but the last time I conceptualized a phone it went pretty well. Although clunky by today’s standards.

        http://ampd96.deviantart.com/art/HTC-Nova-279715631

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Nice. Deviant Art, I luv tht shyt!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zeljko-Nikolic/1646404156 Zeljko Nikolic

        maybe like a banana..and and the the edges should not be so sharp….

  • Miketyler

    I thought maybe this could actually happen till I seen colors, then the dream was over

  • Fevostone

    There is nothing wrong with the design the iphone is the best looking phone our there and feels nice in ur hand. I wud be happy with 4.8 and hd display and be able to play any file not just mp4 :-/

    • http://www.facebook.com/dietermarkus Markus Hudobnik

      The boring look of the software is what I think he was talking about.

      • Fevostone

        Sure the software does need a update but apple no wot there doing They are trying to keep it simple for everyone not just tech geeks like us how many times as one of ur friends or famliy ask you to show them how to use a iphone or set it up for them so wot I’m saying is not everyone into phones like us and apple no this man ;-)

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Sad, but true none the less. +1

  • http://www.facebook.com/linton.findlay Linton Findlay

    it will most likely be wider not just taller

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000603361739 Osama Muhammed

    That’s stupid really if they ever did that i will hate them forever, in fact.. i don’t think that’s really possible anymore because they will have to require developers to make their apps even taller, so to make it less tiring they would just resize from both sizes, which means wider and taller to fit apps on it, which i hope it won’t happen ;/, we need new technology !

  • Jim

    oh god no

  • Lordthree

    Do not want

  • FrankensteinBlack

    Bigger and still, boooooooooring,..

  • Daniel

    There is one concept I really like. And that’s this one: http://oi49.tinypic.com/2nqcsd5.jpg

    • http://www.facebook.com/zacksloane Zachary Sloane

      ugly.

      • Daniel

        That’s okay. Show me what is your concept?

      • http://www.facebook.com/zacksloane Zachary Sloane

        Just because I find it ugly doesn’t mean I’m a graphic artist or designer. That’s like you looking at the empire state building and calling it ugly and me telling you to go build something better. Horrible argument.

      • Daniel

        Buddy, when you say “this is ugly” you must show something better. And, if you are not graphic designer you can still browse it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/zacksloane Zachary Sloane

        no, I don’t have to show you something better. It’s my opinion. You have yours. No need to get uber defensive over it. —- Moving on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    yup sam boring look same boring UI just bigger..lol here we go

    • YoJohn

      Please shut up

      • Kurt

        normally i would agree with you as he is obnoxious…but i do agree with him often. and iphone is just that, boring boring and lacks so many features other phones have. split screen anyone?

      • RarestName

        Windows does that :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/zacksloane Zachary Sloane

      what’s wrong with boring? My iPhone is a tool. I don’t need it endlessly complicated because some people want to tinker. With that being said, I’m all for jailbreaking to give you the freedom to do so.

      • Kurt

        iphones are made from grandmothers. which you are not. dont be afraid of being allowed to do more with your phone like having a s-pen like imput device and having split screen so you can multitask. hey multitasking can make your ‘tool’ a much better tool.

      • http://www.facebook.com/zacksloane Zachary Sloane

        There is no way in hell I’d want an S-Pen. I used to have a pda w/ a stylus. Lost it a million times. What’s changed? The split screen multi-tasking “can” be great. But honestly, the screen real estate has to be in the 4.8″ range for it to be even remotely useable.

  • Jay Mac

    I completely aware that this is a “concept” and that this isn’t real and it’s all for fun but…please please please for the love of all things apple and good please lets pray they don’t just stretch out the screen again and make it taller. Cause then all those joke pics on iFunny of obi-wan kenobi holding an iphone thats a yard stick and half long as a lightsaber won’t be a joke any more.

    • RarestName

      The only reason they stretched the screen is so that they can have a 16:9 aspect ratio. But they’re now stuck with their weird 1136×640 resolution, meaning that if they can’t just throw in a 720p screen without messing up the resolution or the phone size.

  • Dan

    Now if they rework the the IOS I’m sold =P

  • Irfan Tarique

    looks like a product for some one who cant decide whether to get an iPhone, iPad mini and the iPad. Where the hell is the iPod with 3G capabilities?

    • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

      It’s almost there, they call it iPhone…

    • Evan

      I don’t think they will make an iPod touch with 3G capabilities. Everyone would just purchase that. There’s no point. iPod touch is an MP3 player.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    I don’t think Apple would make it any longer. If anything I think the next iPhone would look great 5 icons top to bottom and 5 icons left to right. Still be able to us the iPhone with one hand. What do you think…

  • Kurt

    the phone and name should be iPhone 5i and be just that, 5 inches.4 inches and below are for children. which is why i call my iphone 4S a baby phone.

  • Jairo

    To many rows make the icons bigger