Plausible concept imagines Magic Keyboard with contextually aware OLED function keys

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 17, 2016

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is adamant that one of the standout hardware features of a next-geneation MacBook is an OLED display which would replace the row of physical function keys. If that’s the case, and knowing how Apple works, we might easily see this OLED touch bar come to a next-generation Magic Keyboard.

That’s precisely the idea behind an interesting OLED Magic Keyboard concept by German magazine Curved.de, realized in co-operation with Dutch 3D artist Martin Hajek. Read More

 

You’ll become a believer after seeing this gorgeous dark blue iPhone 7 concept

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 13, 2016

Prolific 3D artist Martin Hajek has taken it upon himself to envision what an iPhone 7 model with a rumored dark blue colorway might look like. The resulting renderings will make you a believer, if for nothing else than the fact that those antenna seams could be far less visible on the dark blue background. Read More

 

If Apple brought dark mode and Split View multitasking to iPhone 7

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 6, 2016

I’ve been a huge fan of OS X’s dark theme which debuted with the release of OS X Yosemite back in October 2014. I also like to multitask on my iPad using OS 9’s new Split View and Slide Over modes because they definitely increase productivity for me. But how cool would it be if Apple brought Split View to the iPhone 7 and OS X’s dark mode to iOS 10?

A detailed conceptual renderings, created by Brazilian magazine iHelpBR imagine precisely this future playing out. Read More

 

Cool-looking concept converts legendary Macintosh LC into a retro iPad Pro dock

By Christian Zibreg on May 31, 2016

German magazine Curved.de recently published an interesting mockup which envisions an iPad Pro dock with vintage Macintosh look complete with a monitor, keyboard and mouse. Released in the early 1990s, the Macintosh LC (“LC” stood for “low-cost color”) was the company’s low-end, inexpensive Mac which due to its Apple II compatibility was adopted primarily in the education and home markets.

“For such a concept to prove beneficial, Apple would have to implement a modified version of its desktop operating system OS X on its Pro iPads,” writes the magazine. Read More

 

New concept video imagines assumed iPhone 7 Plus features based on the rumors

By Christian Zibreg on May 23, 2016

Apple’s next smartphone refresh may or may not bring a major design overhaul to the iPhone that fans have been holding their breath for, but we still fully expect the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to be worthwhile upgrades in terms of both the looks and the features.

The rumor-mill does think, however, the device could have a cleaner look and feel due to the antenna lines being relocated to the very top and bottom.

The rear camera is said to protrude less from the housing and have a bevelled look and we might even get a pair of grilles at the bottom for stereo speakers. Taking it all in, Dutch 3D artist Jermaine Smit has imagined the iPhone 7 Plus in a concept video. Read More

 

Stunning iOS 10 concept imagines dark mode, customizable Control Center, Siri in apps and more

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 21, 2016

MacStories founder and editor Federico Viticci has joined forces with user interface designer Sam Beckett on giving us their take on some of the features that Apple may or may not implement in iOS 10, the next major revision of the mobile operating system powering the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The stunning renderings and an accompanying video imagine many features that Apple fans have been craving for, such as a brand new dark mode for iOS 10, an updated Control Center which lets you move around and customize the icons, an official Siri app for implementing voice-activated features in third-party apps and more. Read More

 

iOS 10 concept imagines a customizable Control Center with 3D Touch support, dark mode and more

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 29, 2016

How will Apple improve upon Control Center in the next major iteration of iOS? Sam Beckett has attempted to imagine tight 3D Touch integration for Control Center in iOS 10, and his concept video does a very fine job at that. It shows off some ideas that Apple could take advantage of in order to allow for greater customization of hardware toggles and app shortcuts in Control Center.

A user could press on toggles to enter the edit mode to rearrange the icons, turn off the toggles they use rarely, add new switches for things such as Low Power Mode and Cellular Data and so forth. In addition, Control Center could benefit from 3D Touch by allowing users to quickly access additional options from the contextual menu for a specific toggle. Read More

 

A compilation of iPhone 7 concept renderings

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 26, 2016

We’re still more than six months away from the official introduction of Apple’s next iPhone, meaning substantial leaks probably won’t appear until late summer. That’s not stopping 3D artists from imagining the iPhone 7 and its features.

We are being tipped about iPhone 7 concepts almost on a daily basis, but most of the concepts we review are too outrageous or futuristic to showcase on iDB.

Some of them are, however, quite plausible, if not intriguing. My colleague Andrew has put together a nice video compilation of the top five iPhone 7 concept renderings that we think you might like.  Read More

 

Concept: dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus and pink iPhone 5se with iPhone 6-style design

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 18, 2016

The rumor-mill cannot agree whether a rumored ‘iPhone 5se’ is going to feature a refined iPhone 5s design or an iPhone 6-style look with smoothly rounded corners and curved screen edges.

Be that as it may, German magazine Curved.de has taken upon itself to envision what the iPhone 5se might look like should Apple streamline its handset lineup around the current iPhone 6/6s look and feel.

As a bonus, they’ve also done some intriguing renditions of what a next-generation ‘iPhone 7’ and a dual-camera ‘iPhone 7 Plus’ might look like, based on the rumors that have been floating around. Check out the images and tell us what you think in the comments. Read More

 

Gorgeous concepts envision iPhone 6c and Apple TV 4 with iOS 9 and iPhone 6-like design

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 8, 2015

Ahead of Apple’s big unveiling tomorrow, 3D artist Martin Hajek has posted a batch of sexy concept renderings which imagine Apple’s rumored iPhone 6c and a next-generation Apple TV with iPhone 6 and Apple Watch design cues plus iOS 9-powered UI.

Contrary to the rumors, Apple won’t be unveiling the iPhone 6c tomorrow after all though some tipsters claim the device is coming in time for Thanksgiving. Read More