Top 15 iPhone 5 and iPad 3 Concept Designs

Friday, September 30, 2011

Top 15 iPhone 5 and iPad 3 Concept Designs

Imagination Running Wild

The iPhone 5 is widely expected to arrive sometime in September. Or it may appear in October, depending where you’ve heard the rumors about it. But Apple has not actually said when the iPhone 5 will arrive, or even confirm its existence.

With no word from Apple, designers have let their imagination run wild and came up with some amazing concepts for the next-generation iPhone. iPad 3 concepts are not in short supply either, so click through for some of the best designs for this next-generation vaporware.

Iphone 5 and Ipad 3 the Best Concepts

Back To The Future

This iPhone concept from design company Designed by Item picks up cues from the 3GS, but has an iPhone 4-like rim and back.

Photo: Designed by Item

Back The Future Iphone

Curvy iPhone 5

This iPhone 5 concept comes from designer Pietro Schirano, who said he was inspired for this mockup by the wildfire of current iPhone 5 rumors.

Photo: Pietro Schirano/Dorian Darko

Curvy Iphone 5

Glossy iPad 3

Roman Sima also designed a concept for a glossy iPad 3, to match its iPhone 5 counterpart, with a slightly rounder profile and corners, compared to the iPad 2.

Photo: Roman Vladimir Sima

Ipad Roman

iPad 3 Meets iPhone 4

The iPad 3 concept from Guilherme Schasiepen has an iPhone 4-like glass back, as well as a metal band on the sides.

Photo: Guilherme Schasiepen

Ipad Simple

iPhone Full Screen

The iPhone 5 concept by Alternative Industries rocks a 4.5-inch edge-to-edge display, has no home button, features an integrated SIM, and is only 4mm thick.

Photo: Alternative Industries

Iphone 5 Concept

iPhone 5 Meets iPad 2

This concept from iPhaze is based on rumors that the iPhone 5 will borrow design cues from the iPad 2 and will be as thin as the latest iPod Touch.

Photo: Craig Philips/iPhaze

Iphone 5 Meet Ipad 2

iPhone 5G

The iPhone 5G concept from French design studio NAK features a rounded top and bottom and comes in four color options, like the iPod Nano line.

Photo: NAK Studio

Iphone 5G

iPhone Air

Federico Ciccarese has merged an iPhone 4 with a MacBook Air, resulting in their love child, the iPhone Air.

Photo: CiccacareseDesign

Iphone Air

Mood LED iPhone 5

This iPhone 5 concept from Kazi Shahriar Ahmed of Bangladesh has an LED in the home button that blinks white when there’s a notification, green for an incoming call or charging, or red when the battery is low.

Photo: Kazi Shahriar Ahmed

Iphone Gen5

Slide-up iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 concept from Joy Studios features a larger, 4.2-inch display and lacks a home button, which is replaced by a touch-sensitive area (slide up to open the multitasking menu).

Photo: Joy Studios

Iphone Joy

iPhone Evolution

Polish design studio Midsailors have taken an incremental update approach to the iPhone 5, adding an iPad-like metal back and contour, while the front and side remain similar to the iPhone 4.

Photo: Mindsailors

Iphone Platinum

iPhone Pro

The iPhone Pro concept from Italian design firm ADR Studio has a MagSafe connector for easy charging, a bigger display, and the power button at the top back.

Photo: ADR Studio

Iphone Pro
Glossy iPhone 5

The glossy iPhone 5 concept from Moldavian designer Roman Sima showcases a plastic-covered iPhone, which could make the device lighter overall.

Photo: Roman Vladimir Sima

Iphone Roman
iPhone 5 (S)

Guilherme Schasiepen’s iPhone 5 concept is also in keeping with the current iPhone 4 design, but adds ‘invisible [light, proximity] sensors’ at the top, a 4-inch screen, a FaceTime HD camera at the front, and an 8-megapixel shooter on the back.

Photo: Guilherme Schasiepen

Iphone Style
Size Zero iPhone 5

Antonello Falcone’s iPhone 5 concept features a 4.6-inch display with curved glass edges, in a thin (8.4mm), yet longer form factor and a soft touch home button.

Photo: Antonello Falcone via iSpazio

Size Zero Iphone 5

From PC World