What you need to know
- A new iPhone 15 Pro concept imagines what we could be buying in 2023, and it's stunning.
- Created by 4RMD, the concept imagines an iPhone with a retractable screen and camera situation.
OK, bear with me here. I know iPhone 13 is just days old and iPhone 14 is a year away. But what about iPhone 15 Pro? That sounds pretty cool, right? Turns out it looks pretty cool as well — check out this new iPhone 15 Pro concept courtesy of 4RMD.
Borrowing heavily from the iPhone 13 that you might be reading this on, this iPhone 15 Pro concept imagines not only a hole-punch camera as is rumored for iPhone 14 but also a strange secondary screen arrangement that also doubles as the camera system.
I know, right! Check it out!
Let's take a look at the specs involved here. That new display apparently runs at 240Hz, because of course it does. In-display Touch ID is included as is an always-on display component. That hole-punch hides a 40-megapixel camera, by the way.
Around the back is where it gets really interesting, though. Beyond interesting, actually.
The old man in me is already worried about that switching mechanism failing, but let's skip that for a minute. How cool would a secondary display be?
Admittedly, we only just got the best iPhone ever and looking ahead two years might be a bit much. It's also extremely unlikely that even some of what this concept shows will be part of iPhone 15 Pro. But it doesn't hurt to dream, does it?
Now, I wonder which of those colors I'd go for ...
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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.
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Oh come on! This is a joke. Whoever made this has no idea how design or engineering works.
It's absolutely impossible for starters to even fit this stuff inside the phone, but more importantly, there is no reason to do so anyway. There is no design advantage here. This "design" would only work if Iron Man's nano-tech were real (it isn't and never will be).
Secondary display would be awful! Come on, a camera arrangement that protrudes but can move inward to make room for a display? Why then is it protruding? Apparently there’s enough space to make it move inward! Instead of a second screen I’d much rather have an always on screen.
All I want from the next iPhone are 1. In-screen fingerprint authentication. 2. No notch (Pinhole is fine) 3. No camera bump. and 4. USB-C port for charging and data transfer.
Looks like a concept not designed by an engineer but by some online fanboy.
My iPhone XS has a secondary detached display. I have it strapped to my wrist.
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