There have been rumors that Apple’s next-gen iPhone could be made from LiquidMetal – a self-healing metallic glass with many unique properties. But what would a device made from LiquidMetal actually look like? French designer Antoine Brieux shows off the possibilities with his beautiful new next-gen IPhone concept (via CultofMac).
Besides the sexy LiquidMetal casing, Brieux’ concept also features a larger 4.5″ screen, a gesture-sensitive “virtual home button” (as past rumors have suggested), and a wider 16 x 9 display. Existing apps would display normally, with the home button taking up the extra screen space, while “widescreen” apps would push the home button from the screen.
Still, there’s definitely some interesting ideas here. Check out Brieux’ original post for the full gallery!