Concept of Apple’s New iPhone: The Most Probable Evolution?

We have seen some interesting concepts of the Apple's next generation iPhone.

At that time, I had mentioned that I would be fine if Apple just gave minor tweaks to their new iPhone in the look and feel department but wanted to see significant improvements in hardware and software.

Since then Apple has previewed their next generation OS: iPhone OS 3.0 with more than 100 new features, and we have also heard several exciting rumors about Apple's New iPhone.

Folks at Gizmodo who had published the earlier concepts have stumbled upon another concept of the new iPhone.

In case you missed the earlier concepts of Apple's new iPhone:

iPhone Pro:

The first one was designed by Mat Brady. He called it iPhone Elite, an iPhone with 60GB of storage, true 16:9 aspect ratio, slide-out
keyboard, one megapixel front camera for iChat, and a high quality
camera, with good lenses, optical zoom, and video capability.

Folks at Gizmodo  fixed the keyboard to make it more compact, removed some
unnecessary keys and added a direction pad and two
buttons to make
the new iPhone a true Nintendo DS competitor. They called their tweaked version iPhone Pro as you can see below:

iPhone – MacBook Inspired:

The second one was designed by Jim Young, and as you can see below was inspired by MacBook. HIs iPhone included 3G, GPS, Front camera for iChat, Removable battery, 3.2 Megapixel camera, Video, 32 GB.

iPhone – MacBook Air Inspired:

The latest concept of Apple's new iPhone is designed by Rodolphe Desmare. As you can see from the curves and tapering that it has been inspired by MacBook Air.

So here is the latest concept of Apple's new iPhone.

Most Probable Evolution:

The name says it all, this concept is "a flatter, even more tapered and slender version of the current one."

I agree with Jesus Diaz of Gizmodo (which was also pointed out by Andrew, one of our readers), why fix something that isn't broken? Diaz also points out:

"there are at least three generations of smooth evolution and tweaks in
Apple hardware designs until something completely new comes along
(witness the iMacs, for example.)"

The only thing that worried me about this concept is that it might be too thin to fit the 3.2 megapixel camera sensors which we had heard Apple had placed orders for.

What do you think about these concepts? Which one do you like? Would you be disappointed if the new iPhone isn't radically different from the current iPhone?

[via Gizmodo]