iPhoneys: The iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S edition

Can't wait for the next Apple iPhone, whatever it’s called? Neither can these designers, marketers and iPhone addicts

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The iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 will absolutely, positively, definitely be released this spring or summer or fall, maybe, according to industry experts (Follow our weekly rumor roundups for more details). The only thing we’re not sure about is what the latest Apple smartphone will look like and what features it will include. Artists, designers and others have wracked their brains and sources to come up with some pretty spectacular ideas though, just in case Apple is listening. Here’s a sampling:

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Frederico Ciccarese says his vision of the iPhone 6 comes from a prototype design and borrows from the iPod Nano’s shape.

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Here’s a video of Ciccarese’s iPhone 6 design, which is also inspired by the Nokia Lumia and boasts a newfangled OS called iOSX.

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Tulsa teen Dakota Adney envisions Apple getting more transparent in his iPhone 6 commercial.

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Designer Antoine Brieux of NAK Studio is all about enhanced ergonomic design in his iPhone 6 concept, which moves the home button to the side of the phone for use with the thumb.  

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iPhone Math, perhaps an alternative to both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6, could feature a 4.8-inch screen, six rows of icons, a 12MP camera and come in a variety of colors, according to Russian bloggers Appledigger, in this prototype video.

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More colorful iPhone 5S devices are expected by 3D designer Alexander Kormishin, whose designs have shown up on a number of smartphone blogs, including France’s Nowhereelse.

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Rene Ritchie from iMore.com puts lots of thought into imagining how a 5-inch iPhone 5S might look, though would rather see improvements to iOS and iCloud than Apple hardware. Here’s one concept, of an iPhone 5S with an iPad mini display

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We wouldn’t want to leave the rumored iPad 5 out of all this conceptualizing. Here’s what Martin uit Utrecht of 3DExport, a 3D modeling firm, picture the next Apple tablet looking like: borrowing heavily from the iPad mini designso that the new device would retain the standard iPad display size but be thinner, shorter and less wide by trimming the chassis.

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Speculation has also begun about what Apple iOS 7 might entail, including the possibility of resizing icons by dragging/stretching them. Max Rudberg, the designer, readily admits this has a Windows Phone 8 feel to it.

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This iPad 5 concept design, created by CiccareseDesign for MacRumors envisions the next major iPad release borrowing heavily from the iPad mini's design, featuring slimmer bezels on the sides, anomdizes aluminum on the back, and generally a thinner and lighter form factor.

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This Arthur Reis concept design includes a "touch anywhere" home button on the iPhone 6 that works across the bottom of this thinner than current Apple smartphone. Reis also works in a 12mp iSight camera.

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Designers Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni throw a curve, with this curved-exterior iPhone 6 concept that some have speculated would be less susceptible to cracks if real and that could make for a useable display on both sides.

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Another design from Lamm, on behalf of MyVoucherCodes, is plastic, possibly translucent, budget iPhone.

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The mysterious iPhone X, from Bob Freking, boasts a 1.8GHz quad-core AX CPU, 4GB of RAM and 16mp iSight camera. Freking goes with a 4.8-inch screen, wireless charging and NFC support. And whoa! A $1,200 price tag!

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From Yanko Design: "One of the reasons why many people buy a fender for their iPhone is that the back surface tends to scratch pretty easily, especially in the iPhone 5. Designer Matt Hughson envisions the iPhone 6 to come designed with an integrated aluminum outer frame, which creates a protective lip for the front & back of the phone. This provides improved protection for your screen & camera."

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Designer Philipp Ink at I-phone.de shows off a colorful vision of the iPhone 6, both in terms of the aluminum chassis and the iOS 7 user interface, as seen on this 4.5-inch edge-to-edge screen with a touch-sensitive home button. One twist: a micro USB port and headphone jack on the bottom of the phone. On the back, a glowing Apple logo.

Product designer Thinkbym's M (Lester Mapp) has conjured up this iPhone 6m concept, which features no physical buttons, and instead of rounded corners, more square-ish ones. This model is 5.5mm thick, 20% thinner than the Apple iPhone 5. For picture takers, the iPhone 6m would have an 18mp camera.

This 3-in-1 iPhone 6 design concept from Pritesh Chavan at Yanko Design  envisions the 4.2-inch smartphone unfolding into a 5.8-inch phablet and then a 7.5-inch iPad tablet. A graphene exterior will make it super strong and edge speakers will let you blast your sound.

Johnny Plaid’s iPhone 6 concept is thorough and enticing. It features a super-strong graphene coating, edge-to-edge Retina Display, touchpad-instead-of-physical home button and MagSafe charging like on the Mac.