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iPhone Meets Magic Mouse in New iPhone 5 Concept

Posted in iPhone on 23/02/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Italian studio CiccareseDesign has unveiled their latest iPhone 5 concept (via CultofMac), showing a device with a curved back and teardrop-shaped casing that bears a strong resemblance to Apple’s Magic Mouse.

While the design is simple and looks great, and would probably fit very well in your hand, I very much doubt as though Apple would even consider it. An iPhone that won’t rest well on a flat surface seems like a recipe for disaster for many users. The design also wouldn’t leave much room for the iPhone’s internals, especially the battery.

Nevertheless, it’s a very aesthetically attractive design, and the glowing logo looks amazing! Unfortunately, I doubt such a design would ever have much of a place in the real world, except sitting on a desk like the Magic Mouse that inspired it.

Although this design probably won’t make it to the real world, the iPhone 5 will probably feature some kind of a redesign – it would be very unusual for Apple to keep the same design for three consecutive generations of their device, especially a device like the iPhone.

You can check out more images of this concept over at CiccareseDesign.



  • http://twitter.com/TonyCreative Tony G.

    Really? Cuz the MBP has gone through like five iterations in the past four years and it looked the same. Every. Single. Time.

    • http://MacTrast.com J. Glenn Kunzler

      Not really. The aluminum unibody MacBook Pro was released in 2006, then saw a significant design change in 2009 where the battery and RAM access door was removed. The later unibodies also became thinner than their predecessors.

  • http://twitter.com/RoninM JG

    Curious design but not something I’d like to use in it’s ‘native’ form.  Don’t get me wrong I love the magic mouse but that shape just wouldn’t work for me as a phone.

  • http://twitter.com/Yiannaras Yiannis P

    Not even interesting! Whoever did this made the iPhone look like a sony ericsson. It is disgusting!  

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Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.