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iPhone 7 concept fixes Apple’s most annoying design flaws

by Jacob Kleinman | May 8, 2015May 8, 2015 9:00 am PDT

Don’t get us wrong, we really like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but there are a few small design details we wish Apple could have changed. Now everyone’s favorite concept designer Martin Hajek has drawn up plans for an iPhone 7 that fixes most of our gripes.

If Apple only changes one aspect of the iPhone’s design this year we hope it’s the bezels. Hajek imagines an iPhone 7 with significantly less dead space surrounding the display. Even the Touch ID home button has been integrated into the screen, though it still features a physical dimple so it’s easy to find.

The concept design also fixes that annoying camera hump found on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Hajek notes that the device is slightly thicker as a result, though maybe that could leave space for an even bigger battery. Finally, those ugly antenna stripes have been replaced with ring around the edge of the back panel, which we think looks nicer.

Hajek also adds a few new features to his iPhone 7 concept. The Apple logo in back now lights up like a MacBook—though Apple actually stopped doing that with its latest model—and doubles as a flashlight you can switch on and off. The rear camera also features a dual lens setup, letting you refocus your photos during editing.

This is just a concept design, but we sincerely hope Apple takes Hajek’s suggestions to heart. At the very least we hope Jony Ive can figure out a way to slim down those bezels for the next-generation iPhone.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...