As we put together for the iPhone 11 later this yr, the primary stories are beginning to emerge to supply some particulars on the gadget’s options. One factor that’s unclear, nevertheless, is whether or not or not the iPhone 11 (iPhone XI?) will usher in a brand new design, or function the identical edge-to-edge design of the iPhone X.
With the 2018 iPad Pros, Apple reintroduced a unibody design with a extra industrial feel and look. Gone are the curved edges which have lengthy graced the iPad and are nonetheless distinguished on the iPhone. The 2018 iPad Execs function sharp edges and really feel extra like one piece of aluminum than earlier than.
In fact, it is a design Apple has used with the iPhone earlier than. In some ways, the 2018 iPad Execs harken again to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 days, the place the iPhone featured a boxier design.
Whereas particulars on the iPhone 11’s design are unclear, some of the widespread strategies has been for Apple to carry the 2018 iPad Professional design to this yr’s iPhone refresh. Want an thought of what this may appear like? Halide developer Sebastiaan de With created the render seen above.
As you may see, there are quite a few similarities between this design and the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 days. Nonetheless, the edge-to-edge show breathes new life into the long-lasting design.
The squared-off design wouldn’t imply Apple might take away the digital camera bump. The 2018 iPad Execs are nonetheless hampered by the eyesore. Additional, with a three-camera design purportedly coming to the iPhone 11, it doesn’t appear as if Apple has any plans to take away the bump.
The flat edges do supply some downsides compared to curved designs. For example, with out the curved sides, the iPad is more durable to choose up off of a flat floor with one hand as there’s no strategy to get your hand beneath. Moreover, the flat design could also be barely extra susceptible to deformities like bending – or, reasonably, the design makes slight bends extra noticeable.
If you happen to’re Apple, going into yr three with the identical design could be an fascinating alternative, particularly as iPhone gross sales gradual. Updating the iPhone 11’s design to match that of the brand new iPad Professional would definitely assist spark curiosity into the brand new iPhones advert spur individuals to improve.
Personally, I’d like to see Apple make this transformation. I’m an enormous fan of the 2018 iPad Professional’s design and I’d completely welcome an iPhone with an identical design. What about you? Ought to Apple carry the iPad Professional design to the iPhone 11? Take the ballot beneath and tell us your ideas down within the feedback!
Actually, in the event that they replace nothing in regards to the iPhone in 2019 and simply restyle it to match these new iPads I would be fairly stoked. (extraordinarily crummy fast Photoshop:) pic.twitter.com/Bkb45obfs0
— Sebastiaan de With (@sdw) October 30, 2018
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