Would you buy this iPhone 13?

Iphone 13 Concept Render
Iphone 13 Concept Render (Image credit: ConceptsiPhone)

What you need to know

  • iPhone 12 is only a month old but there is already an iPhone 13 concept to consider.
  • The concept shows a curved screen with an "edge" display, but is that a good thing?

We're still coming to terms with iPhone 12 but that wasn't going to stop people from looking forward to iPhone 13. That's the case here with an iPhone 13 concept appearing on YouTube a full 11 months or so before it will be announced.

It's obvious that nothing here is based on leaks or anything of the sort, but it's always fun to see what concept artists can come up with when left to let their creativity run wild. This video from ConceptsiPhone is a great example of that – but would you actually buy it if Apple pulled this thing out of the bag next year?

Take a look.

iPhone 13 Introducing Trailer 2021 — Apple. All-new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro is HERE with Quad Camera, innovative edges screen, Wonderful Colors and iOS 15.

Ignore the iPhone 13 Pro concept because it's pretty boring. That fancy iPhone 13 with its curved screen and *"edge" display feature is where it's at.

Now, ignoring the fact that Apple wouldn't bring such a thing to its mid-range device first, this looks pretty cool. Looks it. In reality, it'd be awful to use. And take that from a man who had a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge back in the day. It'd be impossible to hold without your fleshy palm calling your grandma every minute. Grandma doesn't need you in her life that much.

I know I wouldn't want anything even close to what this concept shows, but what about you? Would a very curved iPhone screen be something you'd be up for?

Oliver Haslam
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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.

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.

2 Comments
  • No way I would buy that phone. I've always hated the curved over display of the Note Edge or Galaxy Edge of that new Motorola phone. Give me the flat display of the current iPhone 12.
  • Absolutely not. It’s a regression from the current iPhone. I really love the current iPhone 12. It’s a modernized version of the best iPhone design, the iPhone 5s. Curved edges? No thank you very much.