There are a lot of very silly iPhone 6 concept images and videos around, from convex curves that maximize reflections and vulnerability to damage, to completely transparent phones (invisible batteries and circuit boards are the new black, apparently). This concept by Sam Beckett isn’t terribly exciting, but it is likely reasonably close to what we might expect Apple to do … 

It’s essentially a minor evolution of the iPhone 5s, and minor evolution is what Apple specializes in. Apple’s design philosophy is to get it right in the first place, then refine it over time, taking advantage of new technologies as they come along.

The 4.7-inch display is accommodated partly by an 8 percent bump in size, and partly by slimmer bezels – far more likely than a complete absence of same. The concept phone is just 0.6mm slimmer than the 5s, again rather more realistic than some of the stupidly thin designs we’ve seen. The 1920×1080 resolution is questionable, however.

Assuming the rumors of two different screen sizes are true, however, we might expect to see a somewhat different design tack with the larger of the two – perhaps more inspired by the iPad mini.

Would you be happy with this kind of minor evolution, or are you hoping for something significantly different next time around? Take the poll and let us know your views in the comments.

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