Apple houdt het design van de nieuwe iPhone 7 angstvallig geheim, maar dat weerhoudt designers er niet van te speculeren over hoe een van de hotste techgadgets van 2016 eruit gaat zien.
The iPhone 7 is the most hotly anticipated gadget of 2016.
Every year, Apple introduces a new iPhone. Sometimes it’s an S model, as it was in 2015, and sometimes it’s a full-blown update. The iPhone 7 is the latter.
The design and almost every detail about the upcoming phone are kept secret — but that doesn’t stop artists creating mock-ups of what they hope the new model will look like.
Here are the best ideas so far about what the iPhone 7 could look like:
A big screen, no home button, and a slightly curved design.
This render was designed by internet user Afikouras and shows a drastically redesigned iPhone 7, with a curved body and no home button.
Apple has been rumoured to be removing the home button from the next generation of iPhone for a few years and this concept shows what that kind of device would look like.
Additionally, Apple is also rumoured to be nixing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, and it may look something like this.
An edge-to-edge screen and no home button.
This concept, designed by the iPhone Tricks blog, is a little far out, but shows a drastically thinner iPhone 7 with an edge-to-edge screen and a software home button.
Interestingly, the software shown — which will likely be iOS 10 — supports Android-style widgets where apps used to be, a feature Apple has not introduced yet.
A new array of colours, iPad-like square body, and home button.
Designed by Geert Van Uffelen, the render shows an iPad-like design with squared-off edges and a new double speaker grill at the bottom.
The back of the mocked up device is completely flat — and Apple has filed a patent for a camera module that would remove the bulge on the back of the iPhone 6s.
The render also shows iPhones in a new range of colours, including a rose gold option, like the iPhone 6s.
A new iPod Touch-like design that retains the home button.
This render, created by Arthur Reis, shows a more iPod Touch-like design, with multiple colours.
One of the models has a metallic back, something Apple does not currently offer, and no camera bulge.
None of these artists are privy to Apple’s plans for the next iPhone, which it famously keeps close to its chest before the official announcement. But it has become an annual ritual for designers to sketch out what it might, could, or should (in their opinion) look like.
A virtually flat design and no home button.
This design, which comes from Pieter Goris, is very far out and shows an iPhone that is likely impossible to build with modern tech.
It does include a few touches grounded in rumours — including the lack of headphone jack or home button.
No matter how radically Apple redesigns the iPhone 7, it’s unlikely it will look like this.
A new camera on the back which doesn’t poke out.
This render, which comes from YouTuber SCAVidsHD, shows the back of an iPhone with no camera bulge and a dramatically thinner design than before, suggesting the removal of the headphone port.
The back of the phone appears to be made of light brushed aluminum, something Apple has used for the Mac line, but not the iPhone.
The same layout as the iPhone 6s, but with an edge-to-edge screen.
This render comes from Yasser Farahi and shows a redesigned iPhone with a much thinner body, an edge-to-edge display, and a new version of iOS.
The home button remains, likely for TouchID, and so does the headphone port.
The render is similar to the iPhone 6s in terms of shape, but has a much thinner look overall.
An angular, square body that keeps the home button.
Designed by Stylo Pictures, this render shows a more angular, metallic iPhone 7 with squarer edges and a much thinner profile.
Everything looks the same as the iPhone 6s, just more extreme.
The home button has not been removed, but appears to be smaller than the current iPhone.
A new screen that folds over onto the side of the handset, like the Galaxy Edge.
This concept, created by YouTuber ConceptsiPhone, shows an iPhone 5s-style design with a Samsung Galaxy Edge-style screen that folds off the edge of the handset.
The new screen space adds more space for apps, just like the Edge, and Apple could tweak iOS to include quick access to apps, such as the camera.
However, the design is very similar to the 5s and the extra space on the side of the phone required to include a new screen would make the iPhone 7 thicker than the 6s.
A cylindrical design that removes the home button.
Created by TechnoBuzz, this render shows a thin and curved iPhone 7 with no home button and an edge-to-edge screen.
The port at the bottom, currently a Lightening port, appears to be different and the size of the speakers has been reduced in comparison to the iPhone 6s.