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What Can the Budget iPhone Look Like?

Apr 2 • Gadgets, Technology • 18865 Views • 94 Comments

The last time Apple released something exciting was the iPad. Innovation on touch screen smartphones has stalled because only so many hardware innovations can be made. The only thing that can be significantly changed is the design or software of the smartphone.

There are rumors that Apple, along with the iPhone 5S, will come out with a budget iPhone. One overlooked rumor is that the back case of the low cost iPhone will be translucent, like the iMac G3.

“the entry-level iPhone will adopt a chassis mixed with plastic and metal, with the internal metal parts being able to be seen from outside through special design, the sources noted.” – DigiTimes

The reason the iMac was made transparent was to make it seem less alien to consumers. Before the iMac, computers were all in a box shape and in gray color. The ability to see inside the computer made the device seem less mysterious and much more personal.

We’ve gotten so used to our smartphones that we aren’t the least bit impressed with the technology that makes them work. The translucent material can do the same thing for the budget iPhone what it did for the iMac G3: open up our eyes as to the incredible advances in computing that have been made and make people excited about buying a phone again.

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  1. [...] Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni have created some gorgeous concept designs that explore what such a phone may look like. [...]

  2. [...] a onda de rumores, o designer Nickolay Lamm pensou em juntar o plástico transparentes dos primeiros iMacs com o formato dos atuais iPods [...]

  3. [...] will this “iPhone mini” look like? Nickolay Lamm from MyVoucherCodes has a concept worth drooling over. His concept is based on recent rumors, plus some individual [...]

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  5. [...] Nickolay Lamm και Matteo Gianni μας παρουσιάζουν ένα πολύ ενδιαφέρον concept για το “φτηνότερο” iPhone [...]

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  7. [...] like this in development, but we secretly wish they did. Concept rendering by Nickolay Lamm Source: What can the budget iPhone look like? Previous [...]

  8. [...] Designers Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni have created have created iPhone concept designs based on this bit of information, showing the device with colorful translucent casings that reveal its innards. [...]

  9. [...] reason why the iMac G3 was made this way was to make it seem less alien to consumers, as the ability to see inside the computer made the [...]

  10. [...] designers Nickolay Lamm e Matteo Gianni criaram um conceito baseado em um iPhone de baixo custo, tendo como base os rumores [...]

  11. [...] wieder gern als Studien-Objekt hergenommen dieser Tage: das Günstig-iPhone. Die neue Studie von Nickolay Lamm via myvouchers erinnert vom Gehäuse her an den allerersten transparenten iMac, mit dem Steve Jobs bei Apple eine [...]

  12. [...] dat wij onlangs nog deden in samenwerking met Nederlander Martin Hajek. Nu heeft ook Matteo Gianni zijn idee voor de budget-iPhone driedimensionaal gemaakt. Hij heeft zich minder gebaseerd op de spelende [...]

  13. [...] possédant une coque en plastique pouvant prendre plusieurs couleurs selon le modèle ? Et bien un designer s’en est inspiré afin d’imaginer à quoi pourrait ressembler un iPhone à prix [...]

  14. [...] for the iPhone to take off in developing markets and compete against lower-end phones. Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni have created some gorgeous concept designs that explore what such a phone may look [...]

  15. [...] Designers Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni have created have created iPhone concept designs based on this bit of information, showing the device with colorful translucent casings that reveal its innards. [...]

  16. [...] Designers Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni have created have created iPhone concept designs based on this bit of information, showing the device with colorful translucent casings that reveal its innards. [...]

  17. [...] Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni have created some gorgeous concept designs that explore what such a phone may look like. [...]

  18. [...] Nikolay Lamm‘s concept for what a ‘budget’ iPhone might look like inspires itself from the G3, and it looks pretty darn nice. Whether Jony Ive is willing to don his throwback cap and recreate the design is a different question entirely, and unfortunately I’m pretty skeptical about this coming to market. However it would be great if it did. [...]

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  22. [...] dat wij onlangs nog deden in samenwerking met Nederlander Martin Hajek. Nu heeft ook Matteo Gianni zijn idee voor de budget-iPhone driedimensionaal gemaakt. Hij heeft zich minder gebaseerd op de spelende [...]

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  24. [...] reason why the iMac G3 was made this way was to make it seem less alien to consumers, as the ability to see inside the computer made the [...]

  25. [...] reason why the iMac G3 was made this way was to make it seem less alien to consumers, as the ability to see inside the computer made the [...]

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  27. [...] expensive version of the smartphone will be released before the end of the year. Matteo Gianni his idea for the budget-iPhone three dimensional made. He has less based on the play rumors than Hajek, [...]

  28. [...] heard a lot about Apple releasing budget iPhones in the future. Wonder what it could look like? Matteo Gianni has a design that could give you an idea. It could ship in multiple colors with a translucent back. [...]

  29. [...] would look like, but what about a phone with translucent backing taking a page from the iMac G3? Nickolay Lamm has posted some impressive concepts of what this would entail, in various [...]

  30. [...] would look like, but what about a phone with translucent backing taking a page from the iMac G3? Nickolay Lamm has posted some impressive concepts of what this would entail, in various [...]

  31. [...] designer commissioned by UK site Myvouchercodes has developed a concept for the rumored budget iPhone said to be due later this year. If the rumored Apple device [...]

  32. [...] Nickolay Lamm y Matteo Gianni han cogido algunos de los rumores que circulan sobre el iPhone mini y han creado diferentes representaciones de cómo sería este terminal con una carcasa de plástico translúcido de colores. Para ello han recordado los míticos iMac G3 de 1998  y MacBooks de la época que ofrecían esta llamativa apariencia con coloridas carcasas que dejaban ver el interior de sus circuitos. Además, ambos desarrolladores han tomado como base de su concepto los redondeados contornos del iPod Touch actual, que recordemos tiene cuerpo de aluminio también en diferentes tonalidades. [...]

  33. stevesup says:

    Lovely. Now make it as sleek and fit as the iPod Touch. Killer diller.

  34. [...] Nickolay Lamm y Matteo Gianni han cogido algunos de los rumores que circulan sobre el iPhone mini y han creado diferentes representaciones de cómo sería este terminal con una carcasa de plástico translúcido de colores. Para ello han recordado los míticos iMac G3 de 1998  y MacBooks de la época que ofrecían esta llamativa apariencia con coloridas carcasas que dejaban ver el interior de sus circuitos. Además, ambos desarrolladores han tomado como base de su concepto los redondeados contornos del iPod Touch actual, que recordemos tiene cuerpo de aluminio también en diferentes tonalidades. [...]

  35. [...] Nickolay Lamm y Matteo Gianni han cogido algunos de los rumores que circulan sobre el iPhone mini y han creado diferentes representaciones de cómo sería este terminal con una carcasa de plástico translúcido de colores. Para ello han recordado los míticos iMac G3 de 1998  y MacBooks de la época que ofrecían esta llamativa apariencia con coloridas carcasas que dejaban ver el interior de sus circuitos. Además, ambos desarrolladores han tomado como base de su concepto los redondeados contornos del iPod Touch actual, que recordemos tiene cuerpo de aluminio también en diferentes tonalidades. [...]

  36. Carlos Mestre says:

    Hey Nikolai, I never did something like this before, but your design is pretty cool.
    Did You consider a kickstarter for it?
    I’d be glad to join it or help You to achieve it!

    You can answer me at the email or tweet me ATcarmesce

  37. [...] Du kan se et billede af det mulige design, som er lavet udfra en række kilders oplysninger om den nye iPhone via dette link. [...]

  38. [...] know the handset will come with a mixture of metal and plastic, so this design commissioned by Myvouchercodes.com and created by Nickolay Lamm is the best interpretation [...]

  39. [...] designers have created these photos based on several rumors. From the above photos you can see the low cost [...]

  40. [...] Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni have created some gorgeous concept designs that explore what such a phone may look like. [...]

  41. [...] There have already been a handful of enthusiasts who showed the world their ideas on how the cheaper iPhone would look like. One rendition caught our attention after photos were published online showing an iMac G3-modeled iPhone design. Of course, credits go to the artist, Matteo Gianni. [...]

  42. [...] are claiming that the Cupertino company will use plastic back cover in its cheaper smartphone. Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni have released several concept pictures that shows how the low cost Apple smartphone will look like [...]

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  44. [...] in the month, Nickolay Lamm from MyVoucherCodes offered a budget iPhone concept that harped back to Apple’s earlier days. Lamm is looking [...]

  45. [...] in the month, Nickolay Lamm from MyVoucherCodes offered a budget iPhone concept that harped back to Apple’s earlier days. Lamm is looking [...]

  46. [...] designs work up from the company’s current design language, a new concept coming from the website Myvouchercodes.com has taken inspiration from far further back in Apple’s product history. Photo credit: Nickolay [...]

  47. Anri says:

    I was always against cheap iPhone. Not lcheap in terms of cost, but cheap in terms of quality and feel. But this concept makes me wonder why these guy does not work in Apple yet.
    I want this iPhone, just take my money!!!

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  49. [...] Image credit goes to Nickolay Lamm / MyVoucherCodes.co.uk [...]

  50. [...] Designer Nickolay Lamm produced some images of what the budget device could look like for myvouchercodes.co.uk. [...]

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  53. [...] design from Lamm, on behalf of MyVoucherCodes, envisions a plastic, possibly translucent, budget iPhone. Rumors have persisted that Apple will [...]

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  55. [...] to look professional and fun like that of the vintage iMacs. Check out the mockups below created by Nickolay Lamm, Matteo Gianni, and 9to5 [...]

  56. [...] design from Lamm, on behalf of MyVoucherCodes, envisions a plastic, possibly translucent, budget iPhone. Rumours have persisted that Apple will [...]

  57. [...] 但就在华尔街日报那篇消息出来的同时,网上也出现了一个低价版iPhone的设计图。此概念图的设计者是Nickolay Lamm和Matteo Gianni,他们是根据一月份台湾科技媒体DigiTimes 的一篇传言设计的。传言中称:“记者从上游供应链得知,入门级iPhone 将采用经典的塑料来代替铝合金外壳,用以节省成本,同时可以从外部看到里面的金属元件。而对此富士康等代工厂商拒绝作出评论。” [...]

  58. [...] Here is a concept of what a lower range iPhone could look like according to Nickolay Lamm [...]

  59. [...] Lamm from MyVoucherCodes.co.uk has come up with two possible designs for a future iPhone. The first of these renders is based on [...]

  60. [...] We don’t know what it’s going to look like, but really want Apple to make it look like these gorgeous concept designs from Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni. [...]

  61. [...] We don’t know what it’s going to look like, but really want Apple to make it look like these gorgeous concept designs from Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni. [...]

  62. [...] We don't know what it's going to look like, but really want Apple to make it look like these gorgeous concept designs from Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni. [...]

  63. [...] A INDOVINARE – Qualcosa di simile al concept proposto da BusinessInsider e disegnato da Nickolay Lamm e Matteo Gianni, una soluzione che in effetti non difetta d’originalità e che sembra capace [...]

  64. [...] We don’t know what it’s going to look like, but really want Apple to make it look like these gorgeous concept designs from Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni. [...]

  65. [...] Segundo alguns especialistas o novo baratinho e desejado Iphone tem uma boa chance de se parecer com esse da foto abaixo, criado por  Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni. [...]

  66. [...] AppleInsiderおよび、Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianniによると、廉価版iPhoneはプラスチック筐体で5色のカラーバリエーションになること、iMacG3のような形状になることを報じています。 [...]

  67. [...] AppleInsiderおよび、Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianniによると、廉価版iPhoneはプラスチック筐体で5色のカラーバリエーションになること、iMacG3のような形状になることを報じています。 [...]

  68. [...] AppleInsiderおよび、Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianniによると、廉価版iPhoneはプラスチック筐体で5色のカラーバリエーションになること、iMacG3のような形状になることを報じています。 [...]

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