Following Apple’s wraparound display patent released earlier this month, T3 has created a 3D rendering of the iPhone 6 based on the patent, with some rather interesting results.
When I first viewed the video, I was initially skeptical, the video depicts Apple’s Home Screen taking up both sides of your iPhone’s display, which doesn’t look so great. Granted, this rendering isn’t as polished at as an Apple product, but the Home Screen rendering just seems wrong, it’s a hard criticism to put your finger on, but for me, it’s the weakest part of the rendering.
However, the rest of the design is actually very good. It depicts a 1615×1800 wraparound display, with AMOLED suggested at the favoured technology because that’s the technology the patent was based on. It also features a 2MP front-facing camera, although “front-facing” is something of a misnomer because both sides of this device are arguably “the front”.
The base of the device is essentially identical to the iPhone 5, with a Lightning connector and 2 speakers, however, there’s also NFC for contactless payments. The design really shines when viewing video, which looks tremendous. And there’s also an interesting concept where users can view a game on one face of the device, whilst operating controls displayed on the other side, sounds a little tricky, but when you think about it, it’s a very clever idea. Take a look at the video below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!