Move over iPhone 15, here's what an iPhone 4 would look like in 2023

White iPhone 4 2023 iPhone 15 mockup
(Image credit: Reddit U/G8M8N8)

Have you ever wanted to own an iPhone 4 in 2023? For many, it's the best-looking iPhone that Apple ever released. Well, one Reddit user has put together a concept of what an iPhone 4 would look like if it was released alongside the iPhone 15 later this year.

The concept created by u/G8M8N8 took five days to complete using Blender, a 3D graphics application. The user played with the iconic silver stainless steel edges and glass back to create the best iPhone we may ever see.

iPhone 14 mock up iPhone 15

(Image credit: Reddit U/G8M8N8)

After Apple discontinued the iPhone 13 Mini, there has been a call for the return of smaller smartphones, yet rumors of the iPhone 15 coming in a 6.1 and 6.7-inch mean a smaller device doesn't look likely. 

Bring back the glass sandwich

The iPhone 4 is iconic for many reasons. It's a beautiful design created by Jony Ive, the first iPhone to include a Retina Display and a front-facing camera for the new phenomenon called Selfies. 

If Apple were to modernize the look of the iPhone 4 as an anniversary product when the smartphone turns 15 in 2025, it would sell like hotcakes - Apple, what are you waiting for? 

Now, let's be totally honest this fantastic concept is never going to see the light of day, but maybe some of the design choices could make a return even if it is in a larger device like a 6.1-inch iPhone. However, that won't be this year, as the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are rumored to look pretty similar to the iPhone 14 when it releases later this year.

Until then, the Reddit user, also known as Nate, has offered to release the wallpaper they created for this iPhone 4 concept if people want it. Head over to the Reddit post to give feedback and comments on this incredible-looking iPhone. 

John-Anthony Disotto
How To Editor

John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself.

Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings.

John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019. 

John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.

In his spare time, John-Anthony can be found watching any sport under the sun from football to darts, taking the term “Lego house” far too literally as he runs out of space to display any more plastic bricks, or chilling on the couch with his French Bulldog, Kermit.