This lust-worthy iPhone 12 concept drags iPhone 4 into the future

iPhone 12 Concept Image
iPhone 12 Concept Image (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple is expected to announce iPhone 12 this September.
  • We've heard that it will borrow from the iPhone 4 design.
  • This concept takes that and creates something stunning.

With Apple likely to announce iPhone 12 this September we're already getting a little giddy at the thought of seeing what Apple has come up with. We've already heard from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that the 2020 iPhones will have more than a look of the iPhone 4 about them. And this concept takes that idea and shows us how awesome the result could be.

This concept – created by DBS Designing and spotted by BGR – looks stunning. It has the flat-edged design that is so popular and it's super, super thin.

In fact, it's probably impossibly thin, but who needs to worry about a little thing like physics? Ignoring that for a minute, the lack of a notch is also very evident here. But there is an addition in the form of Touch ID.

In this case, the fingerprint sensor is underneath the display, something Android phone makers have been doing for a good long while now. Apple can surely do something similar, especially now 3D Touch is no longer this world. We've also gained an extra camera lens around the back, too.

I'd be a very happy man if Apple makes something that looks anything like this come September time. It's not going to happen, but we can fantasize, right?

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.