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The iPhone 7 Could Look Very Different

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We'll say it. We weren't that impressed with the iPhone 6S.

Sure, it's one of the best smartphones man can slide into his (now grossly stretched) trouser pocket - but the addition of 3D Touch and a better processor left us underwhelmed.

We want laser keyboards. We want hologram projectors. We want what Marek Weidlich wants.

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A concept design student from Plzeň, Czech Republic, Weidlich envisions the next iPhone doing away with the home button altogether - a shift made possible thanks to the 3D Touch screen.

The most notable design feature is a "never ending screen", which sees the display use all the available real estate of the phone's glass front, giving serious space for gaming and video playback.

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He also sees Apple stepping up its courtship of "casual" gamers, allowing the iPhone 7 to double up as a second-screen gaming remote - already possible with the Apple TV. 

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The rear of the phone would borrow a long-lost design trait we've missed since the Nokia 3210 rang its last: customisable cases. Rather than coating the iPhone 7 in layers of muck, Weidlich envisions the rear of the case getting an exchangeable cover, with limited edition designs.

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Whatever the iPhone 7 looks like, we won't be seeing it until mid-2016 (we'd stick a pin in September).

Come on Apple - sign him up.


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