Concept iPhone Air and iPhone 6C shown off in video
There is always huge anticipation when Apple are set to release a new version of the iPhone. So much so in fact that people always like to speculate on what the new model will look like and what new features it will have. Recently a Milan-based company released mock-up trailers for what they think the new iPhone 6C and iPhone Air could look like. Read more details below.
What does Apple have up its sleeve for its next iPhone? One company has made a concept video — which I’ve embedded in this story — showing off what it reckons the iPhone 6C could look like.
And while it’s at it, it’s made one for the iPhone Air, too. In for a penny, in for a pound.
Here’s the iPhone 6C vid, via our American cousins over at CNET.
It was put together by Set Solution, a Milan-based company, which describes itself on its website as specialising in “the production of digital content” and “interactive media”. As you can see, Set reckons the device will have a curved screen, similar to the LG Optimus G Flex. But unlike LG’s model, it’ll have a flat back, which would be something new in handset design. The C in iPhone 6C stands for Curve, in Set’s video, though the handset retains the bright colours of the iPhone 5C.
In other iPhone-related news, it has been revealed that a British engineer was working on much of the touchscreen technology found in iPhone back in the 90s but due to budget restrictions was unable to pursue his research. Read more below
A British engineer says he was developing touchscreen technology used in the iPhone in the nineties – but his invention was stifled by a New Labour quango.
Andrew Fentem says the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta) prevented his technology from being produced in this country.
Touchscreen devices are today capable of manipulating images and driving virtual instruments – work the British engineer was perfecting in 1999.
If Apple had acquired Mr Fentem’s potentially superior British technology, the company could have brought their revolutionary products to market faster.
But thanks to the bungling British quango, Apple never even saw his work and instead went with Fingerworks technology.
Mr Fentem, who developed software to arrange and display data in new and visually interesting ways, told science and technology magazine, The Register: ‘It was like a fancy Pinterest system.
‘It was easy to build attractive applications, but I found the lack of tangibility and tactility uninspiring, so in my spare time I decided to do something about it.’
Beginning in 2001, Mr Fentem designed and built a physical user-interface gadget that went beyond the traditional mouse and keyboard: a flat matrix of hairs, rollers, vibrators, electromagnets and other actuators that could move around objects.
There’s no doubt that the cultural impact the iPhone has had in the last few years has been enormous. So many modern smartphones make use of technology that was first widely available on the iPhone. Keep checking back for more news from the world of communications and technology.