Concept imagines iPhone 7 in Space Black with Force Touch Home button

By , Jun 29, 2016

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You’ve probably read stories by DigiTimes and 9to5Mac, which were seemingly corroborated by today’s analyst report and an earlier blurry photo, that the iPhone 7 would supposedly have a Home button that would sit flush with the face of the phone.

A UK-based conceptual artist took those rumors as a base for imagining a possible design for the next iPhone’s Home button. He also envisioned a rumored Space Black finish for the device that should resemble the Space Black Apple Watch.

A non-moving, all-digital, touch-sensitive Home button on the iPhone 7 would reportedly use various tapping gestures to replace hard presses for features like getting back to the Home screen, invoking the app switcher, using Reachability and more.

I’ve had my iPhone 6s replaced twice by Apple in a span of just a few short months due to a faulty Home button. Removing the mechanical components from the Home button’s design would make these issues a thing of the past.

And here’s his take on the rumored Space Black colorway for the next iPhone.

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Japanese blog Mac Otakara thinks the iPhone 7 will come in a dark variant resembling the Space Black Apple Watch finish. I’d buy it in a heartbeat because I was a big fan of that Darth Vader-like black iPhone 5 design, scuffs and dings be damned!

Seen below: a future iPhone utilizing the rumored glass on the front and back design.

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I like the idea all-glass iPhone even though the iPhone 4s, which was sandwiched between two panes of glass, broke easily if dropped. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote in a research note to clients that the iPhone 7 would ditch the all-metal appearance in favor of an all-glass enclosure.

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Are you looking forward to the iPhone 7? Will the upcoming handset look more refined and different from the current iPhone 6/6s design, do you think?

Source: AppleiDesigner

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  • Looks like the old black iPhone 5. If they go with a design like this, that’d be sweet.

    • Cason Asher

      Agreed, I loved how my iPhone 5 looked. Home they figure out the scratch problem though because the black 5 got scuffed up really bad really easy.

  • Agneev Mukherjee

    The Camera’s like a DSLR Lens

  • jaimem17

    Glass back? True black body? yes please

  • Paul Edmund

    I think the pro will come with glass. Looks amazing. Please take my money.

  • Filip Juncu

    Looks like a frog, imo. Maybe it’s the enlarged camera or the redesigned antenna bands.

  • 5723alex .

    Who cares about the iPhone colors when 99% use cases ?

    • Wilber Alexander Flores

      True but when u take it out to clean the dirt in the case u get to admire it’s beauty 🙂 even for a brief moment

      • Kaptivator

        I used to be that way. Now, I go ceaseless.

      • Jamessmooth

        I do this. It’s lame, but I do it.

      • Jackson Grong

        My 6S would already be in the trash somewhere without a case.

    • Umut Topuz

      the answer is in your question

    • Cason Asher

      Well then why don’t we make it pretty for the 1%? I only use a case when I feel like I’m going to be doing something risky with it, I love the feel and look of it naked.

  • Samuel L. Jackson

    This is GORGEOUS. Also, am I the only who’d enjoy colors like Rose Gold with a BLACK front? I wish we could choose…

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    • Sohail Wahab

      I would pay 1000$ for an iPhone with black front glass and silver aluminum back. Original iPhone look!

      • Andrew

        So Space Grey?

      • gary

        Nah, the Space Grey is quite a bit darker than the Silver. Think the current white/silver color option, but with black antenna bands and a black front instead of white.

    • nyangejr

      I just saw someone’s iPhone 5 space gray with white front, it took me a while to realize that he must have broken the original display and replace it with the near available alternative. White front

  • Jayy

    I just want a gold back with a black front panel. With gold around the Touch ID.

    • gary

      I was honestly thinking of swapping out the white front on my gold iPhone 6 Plus just so I could do this.

      • Jayy

        Yeah I like the way it looks! Only issue would be I don’t think you can swap the golden circle on the Touch ID cause I hear that it only works with the panel it came with (the actual Touch ID button)

    • therealjjohnson

      That looks nice.

    • Cason Asher

      been wanting this since the iPhone 5s… smh

  • :D

    Force press? Not sure how a force touch would work.

  • Guy

    What we really want is smaller top and bottom bezels. Still this seems cool too.

  • xoFoxtail

    I hope its like the left one where you can actually feel it.