Dutch 3D artist Martin Hajek is behind some of the best conceptual renderings that we’ve featured here on iDownloadBlog. Recently, he teamed up with German magazine Computer Bild to do a batch of renderings for them imagining Apple’s upcoming iPhone X aka iPhone 8 aka iPhone Edition.

The images hit all the right notes, from a curved AMOLED display with no visible side bezels to an almost full-screen face with no visible chin at the bottom and a thin black strip at the top where the earpiece, sensors and the FaceTime camera are located.

His design, as you can see, is largely based on iPhone 8 rumor-mill reporting.

The renderings depict how Apple could supplant the Tenth Anniversary iPhone’s physical Home button with its software counterpart. Not unlike Android’s shortcuts at the bottom of the interface, a software Home button could be realized in the rumored function area alongside the screen bottom.

Touch ID is integrated right behind the screen.

That’s unlike Galaxy S8, which moved its fingerprint reader to the back.

The dual-camera known from iPhone 7 Plus remains, but it no longer sticks out.

Be sure to visit the source article for the full set of 36 CAD renderings, then come back here and let us know your thoughts and impressions in the comment section below.

I especially like the way both the stainless steel frame and the black strip running alongside the back’s bottom harken back to the original iPhone.

Source: Computer Bild

  • I like the back of the phone, but to be honest I’m not a huge fan of the way that screen looks. It seems lopsided seeing that black band at the top with a screen extending all the way to the bezel. Typically from a design aesthetics standpoint, if you’re going to have a side with more space on it like that it should be the bottom and in that regard I’d say the Samsung design is far more visually appealing than this mockup.

    I’m certainly curious to see what Apple ends up presenting to us this fall.

    • Rowan09

      Having space on the bottom instead of the top can’t happen because you need the camera, proximity sensor, etc. Samsung put space on both the top and bottom but all in all this is a good render in my opinion.

      • Oh I’m well aware of that, although I suppose the camera and proximity sensor could technically go on the bottom the speaker for your ear would still need to be at the top.

        It just feels lopsided to me (personal preference I know). And I have a hard time imagining Apple adopting this design since everything I learned in design classes would say this isn’t a good design aesthetic. But I’m curious to see what Jonny Ive and company dream up. It wouldn’t be the first time they’ve broken traditional understandings of good design so who knows?

      • Rowan09

        I got you. You’re the designer not me so I’ll take your word.

    • Anonymouse

      I agree, it looks like a clunky design. 🙂

      • Haha I see what you did there 😉

  • Jamessmooth

    Martin is one of the best. I see what he’s doing with the back, but not a fan. That front tho! Kudos Martin!

  • Cones1r

    If this is what I’m shown in September, TAKE MY MONEY!!!

  • smtp25

    Its going to look like an s8 from the front

    • ravinigga

      U mean g6

  • Vipal Desai

    I think the phone will look better of the bottom edge is flat rather then curved. But outstanding render!

  • edwilk55

    I’m buying regardless, but not a fan of the back.

    • smtp25

      I’ll have a case on mine so will never see the back

  • tariq

    I think the tb design is a really creative idea

  • prym

    nope. Asymmetry on the frontside kills me. And I’m not huge fan of the huge black plastic stripe 😉