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So earlier this week, iLounge released a number of concept images about the ‘hopefully’ upcoming iPhone. The general trend that the designs have, is the new iPhone will be bigger. It will supposedly have a 4″ screen, which is 0.5″ bigger than the previous iteration. With the screen size in smartphones increasing across the board, this is almost definite.

The device will also be slightly thinner, according to iLounge, touting a thickness of 7.4mm which happens to be 20% thinner than the 4S. Of course, this is a always a good thing, especially with the screen size increasing – as it means the weight won’t be drastically altered.

Another interesting idea, which is not specific to iLounge, speculates that Apple will drop the current 30 pin dock connector in replace of a new smaller connector. In my opinion, this is essential for Apple’s continuing domination of the technology market. The current dock connector is clunky, inefficient and outdated. When compared with the standard charge and sync port on most devices, the mini-usb, it is positively gargantuan – it could be hugely improved to save space which the iPhone drastically needs for all important battery capacity.

The iPhone’s design is one of it’s most efficient selling points. If Apple don’t re-design the most innovative product in their selection, they’re going to have a load of angry customers at their front… windows?

What do you think about these proposed iPhone design features? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: iLounge



  • http://www.facebook.com/christian.e.mccoy Christian McCoy

    I would have agree, changing the charging port would be unwise. a benefit of the larger connector is the rigidity of the form factor. Working in a cell phone store I have replaced 100′s of mico and mini USB ports on phones due to the fact people are hard on their phones. Only reason I have ever replaced an apple connector is dude to traumtic impact on the phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christian.e.mccoy Christian McCoy

    I would have agree, changing the charging port would be unwise. a benefit of the larger connector is the rigidity of the form factor. Working in a cell phone store I have replaced 100′s of mico and mini USB ports on phones due to the fact people are hard on their phones. Only reason I have ever replaced an apple connector is dude to traumtic impact on the phone.