‘iPhone Air’ Concept Imagines What Apple’s Next Phone Might Look Like

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There is nothing new to report on the much anticipated follow-up to Apple’s iPhone 5s. That doesn’t mean, however, that fans can’t dream of what to expect. And they often do.

The newest imagined design of what Apple may have in store for us,unlike some other concepts, seems fairly smart and grounded. It’s called the iPhone Air, and the mock-up was produced by Sam Beckett.

Beckett’s design is not a huge departure from the iPhone 5 and 5s, with a similar look from the sides, front and back. But, according to the accompanying specs, his iPhone Air concept is both thinner (by 0.6 mm), and sports a larger 4.7-inch screen, while increasing the phone’s overall size by only 8 percent. (The iPhone 5s has a 4.0-inch screen.)

Beckett also conjectures, based on months of rumors, that it’s reasonable to expect a strong sapphire display in lieu of the Gorilla Glass that the company usually builds with. Sapphire is also the material that Apple uses in its Touch ID home buttons for the iPhone 5s.

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