Apple has been in line with smartphone design ever since the original iPhone was introduced in 2007. Actually, we have to change that statement: Apple had set the bar for smartphone design ever since the original iPhone was introduced in 2007. Every competing smartphone manufacturer that is experiencing success today started copying Apple's design. This is especially true of Samsung, who literally wrote the book about tearing Apple. Any other Android phone manufacturer out there has also copied Apple along the way, even newer companies like Xiaomi and Google. Do you remember the first Pixel? It was little more than an iPhone 6 with a glass piece on the back near the top of the phone.
Now, before we even show you the video below, we must point out that as stupid as it may seem at first glance, it's actually not that crazy. It's actually not crazy at all. We're not quite there yet, but there comes a time when smartphones actually look like this. And no, we're not talking 100 years ahead or anything ridiculous.
Display manufacturers already have flexible OLED screens that can be bent in all kinds of different shapes, and they will become more and more flexible as time goes on. on. In other words, enclosing screens will exist, and soon. On top of that, there are already phones without visible speakers because the screen itself is a speaker. In addition, companies have already figured out how to hide sensors like a selfie camera behind the screen, making it invisible when not in use. The technology is not quite ready to be mass produced yet, but it will be in a year or two.
In other words, the "iPhone 11 Edge" concept you will see in the video below is not a dumb sci-fi sight. It's a phone design that should end up being real in a decade or so. In fact, it may not even take that long.
With that out of the way, we draw attention to the video itself. This more than-all-screen iPhone 11 was whipped up by graphic designer Hasan Kaymak, and it showcases an iPhone concept with a screen that spills all the way down the sides and corners of the phone. This way when flat on a table, 100% of the visible surface is screen. Physical buttons on the pages have been replaced with virtual buttons, and Kaymak has come up with a performance of pretty things that the edge screens can be used for.
Here are the iPhone 11 Edge specifications that Kaymak envisions:
- 6.4 inch Full-Edge Display
- Quad Camera, 8K @ 120FPS, Laser-Powered 3D Cameras
- Hidden Front 13MP Camera
- Apple 5nm A14 Chip with Up to 8x Faster Than A12 Bionic
- The Next Apple Operating System, iOS 13
When a phone like this one becomes a reality, these specifications will seem outdated. This is a concept created in 2019, so the designer had to at least base the concept on reality at least somewhat. You can find the entire video embedded below, and you can bookmark this page to watch it again next month, so you can dream of an exciting new iPhone after Apple unveils the new iPhone 11 with a design that probably couldn't be something more boring.