iPhone Concepts

Apple Wanted To Use Curved Glass Design For iPhone; But Abandoned It Due To High Costs

Apple Wanted To Use Curved Glass Design For iPhone; But Abandoned It Due To High Costs

A number of iPhone prototype designs were revealed in court documents, filed by Apple, during the past few weeks. While the documents did give a rare peek into Apple’s secretive internal prototype designs, it didn’t include the reasons for which many of those designs were shelved.

Network World took a look the testimony in the ongoing Apple-Samsung trial, and found the reasons for the shelving of some of those prototypes.

Apple Vs. Samsung Trial Documents Reveal Treasure Trove Of iPhone And iPad Prototype Designs

Apple Vs. Samsung Trial Documents Reveal Treasure Trove Of iPhone And iPad Prototype Designs

As part of evidence in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, Apple has continually revealed designs and prototypes of iOS devices that got rejected midway in the development process.

A new document, filed with the court on Saturday, reveals a whole set of iPhone and iPad designs that Apple would have liked to remain a secret. Although some of the designs have already been revealed in earlier filings, the new document is a treasure trove for anyone interested in what goes on behind the scenes when an iPhone or iPad is announced.

Court Documents Reveal iPhone And iPad Designs That Got Shelved

Court Documents Reveal iPhone And iPad Designs That Got Shelved

Court documents filed in the Apple-Samsung trial have, in the past, given us some interesting information about the two companies and its secretive workings.

The Verge has obtained documents filed in the Apple vs. Samsung trial which include images of iPad and iPhone prototypes, revealing alternative designs of the product that the company shelved on its way to deliver the final product.

New iOS UI Concepts: Mission Control, Dynamic Notification Badges & More

New iOS UI Concepts: Mission Control, Dynamic Notification Badges & More

With Apple widely expected to unveil the next generation operating system – iOS 6 at the WWDC 2012 Keynote on Monday, folks at MacStories point us to this impressive concept video created by designer Joost van der Ree, which shows how Apple could enhance the app switcher, Notification Center and notification badges in iOS 6.

Here’s How Some Popular Apps Will Look Like on iPhone With Taller 4-Inch Display

Here’s How Some Popular Apps Will Look Like on iPhone With Taller 4-Inch Display

It is widely speculated that Apple’s next generation iPhone will come with a larger 4-inch screen.

However, it is not clear if the 4-inch screen will be bigger in both height and width or it will come with a taller screen, to reduce the effort required by developers to update their apps for the new screen resolution.

‘Fold to Unlock’ Concept For iPhone’s Lock Screen

‘Fold to Unlock’ Concept For iPhone’s Lock Screen

AppAdvice has discovered a pretty cool concept created by Austin Kudin to replace iPhone’s slide to unlock gesture.

Austin Kudin, an interface and Web designer, has posted his “fold-to-unlock” concept on idea-sharing site Dribbble.

‘iPhone 5’ Mockup: Thinner, Taller 4-Inch Display, Metal Back Panel

‘iPhone 5’ Mockup: Thinner, Taller 4-Inch Display, Metal Back Panel

Few days back, iLounge reported that according to their source, Apple’s next generation iPhone will be thinner and come with a taller 4-inch Retina Display and a smaller dock connector.

According to iLounge, Apple will also add a metal panel in the central portion of the real shell of the new iPhone instead of the glass panel used in iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.

iPhone 5 Concept: Liquidmetal Casing, 4.5-Inch Screen, Quad-Core A6 Chip, 10-MP Camera & More

iPhone 5 Concept: Liquidmetal Casing, 4.5-Inch Screen, Quad-Core A6 Chip, 10-MP Camera & More

Couple of weeks back, a report claimed that Apple’s next generation iPhone will be made of liquidmetal, which will be thinner and lighter and more resistant to impact damage.

Cult of Mac point us to this stunning iPhone 5 concept created by designer Antoine Brieux inspired by that rumor.

Mockups of 16:9 and 3:2 iPhone With Bigger Display

Mockups of 16:9 and 3:2 iPhone With Bigger Display

The rumor that an upcoming iteration of the iPhone would feature a larger screen has had tons light shed onto it recently with constant speculation, and mockups consistently being churned out.

New iPhone Concept: 4.6-Inch Screen, Retina Displays, Aluminium Back Panel & More

New iPhone Concept: 4.6-Inch Screen, Retina Displays, Aluminium Back Panel & More

Yesterday, a report claimed that the next generation iPhone will sport a 4.6-inch screen.

Though it is hard to believe that Apple would want to add another vector of fragmentation, folks at ADR Studio have gone ahead and created a stunning new iPhone concept with a larger 4.6-inch screen.