How cool would it be if the iPhone's camera was also a second screen? This concept says very!

Iphone 12 Innovative Camera Screen Concept
Iphone 12 Innovative Camera Screen Concept (Image credit: ConceptsiPhone)

What you need to know

  • How cool would it be to have notifications on the back of your iPhone?
  • There's a space already ripe for them, too.
  • That's the area where your camera is, of course.

When people talk about a phone with two screens they usually mean something like the Microsoft Surface Duo. But there's another option that most people don't think about. Maybe because it's not quite possible yet, but who are we to let things like physics get in the way of a good concept?

I am, of course, talking about putting a screen on the iPhone's camera. Yes, around the back. No, I'm not joking.

Yes, this concept makes it look amazing.

Sure, this concept from ConceptsiPhone says iPhone 12 on it but everyone of course knows this isn't happening this year. Or maybe any year, but you can't tell me that having notifications appear on the back of your iPhone wouldn't be cool. It'd be around the same size as an Apple Watch, too – imagine complications and whatnot!

If Apple did make something likes this, would you like it? And can you think of any cool ways such a screen could be used? Hit me up in the comments.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.