iPhone 6 Concept Based on Japanese Sketches Looks Awesome [Gallery]

Martin Hajek has introduced his vision of what iPhone 6 may look like.

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Martin Hajek has been busy last week, but now he is ready to demonstrate his vision of the latest Apple “iPhone 6” concept design.

Based on Japanese sketches which were first obtained by nowhereelse.fr, these designs show a phone with rounded corners and a glass back. The design also features a single rocker-style volume button like the ones found on previous iPhones.

Just a few days ago another piece of news surfaced claiming the next-gen Apple’s devise is reportedly to be launched ‘as early as September’ and will probably come in two sizes.

According to the recent reports from Japanese business newspaper Nikkei, the new iPhone is expected to be launched somewhere in the early September, with higher resolution and bigger screens.

The new handset, expected to be called the iPhone 6, is to come in two versions with a 4.7- or 5.5-inch screen, both bigger than the current iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S four-inch screens. Apple is the only major phone manufacturer with a screen that small, as the latest flagship Android phones from Samsung and HTC have five-inch screens.

However, earlier this week, UBS analyst Steve Milunovich claimed that the 4.7-inch version might be the only model to launch later this year, with a timeframe for the larger 5.5-inch version unclear. Some reports have suggested the iPhone 6 will have a flexible screen, while it has also been rumoured that Apple will ditch the home button.

Nevertheless, an alleged leaked document of what is believed to be a schematic of the iPhone 6 provides further hints that an Apple smartphone could be introduced in the 5.5-inch range.

The Cupertino tech-giant is ordering its higher-resolution liquid crystal display screens from Sharp’s Kameyama factory, Japan Display’s Mobara plant, and elsewhere, according to sources. LG Electronics will supply panels as well. The new handset’s display resolution is expected to be significantly higher than that of current models.

Brian Marshall at ISI said this would be the “mother lode” of upgrade cycles for Apple. The new iPhones, with their larger screens, will be significantly different from older models, and as a result Marshall expects big sales to existing customers.

In March British graphic designer Sam Beckett showed his vision of the much-rumored iPhone 6 by releasing a new concept video of his ‘iPhone Air.’

The concept introduces an iPhone that is only 8 percent larger than the iPhone 5s, but it features a 17 percent larger display with 68 percent more pixels. Beckett believes that the iPhone Air will sport a 4.7-inch screen supporting a resolution of 1920x1080p — that’s 468ppi.This would represent a 17 percent jump in size with 68 percent more pixels.

In February designer Federico Ciccarese also shared his iPhone 6 concept designs. The designer envisioned an iPhone with a large 5.5-inch display and a resolution of 1,568 x 878 pixels, and another with a 4.7-inch screen and a resolution of 1,338 x 750. Ciccarese posted several images, including one with the 4-inch iPhone 5S posing next to the larger-screen iPhones. By the way, Ciccarese also suggested that the iPhone 6 will have a curved body.

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