6 concepts we wish the new iPhone would take after

Please be real, please be real, please be real

As great a phone as the iPhone might be, it’s becoming, dare we say it, a tad predictable.

Year on year, we see incremental differences in terms of design. Come 9 September, we’d like to be surprised and see Apple take some cues from these out-of-the-world concepts.

Riho Kroll

This concept champions a low-power secondary screen for notification and time checking. It’s fired up once you pick the phone up or touch its sides. That way your eyes won’t get flash blasted just because you want to check on the time. We’re digging the idea of touch-sensitive sides in this concept because it would mean less smudges on our screens. But this would mean you can’t slap a case on your iPhone anymore.

Yasser Farahi

This concept is so detailed, it even has a dedicated site and a spiffy video to boot. Featuring a sapphire glass display, an ambitious 12MP rear camera, and 5GB of RAM, this is the iPhone we all want our iPhones to grow up to be. Plus, it comes with barely there bezels and a wireless charging dock that looks exactly like another iPhone.