Version 2.0: The NEW iPhone 5 Based on Leaked Parts!

Post By Bryce Haymond ~ 11th June 2012

Alas, we didn’t have a new iPhone announcement today from Apple, which is why the music in the video is so suiting, but it’s been an incredible few days for me.

Since posting the short 37 second animated video on YouTube last Thursday night, of my iPhone 5 concepts, along with my blog post on the subject including 76 hi-res rendered images, it’s spread like viral wild fire.  As of the time of this writing, the YouTube video has 623,000 views, with about 200,000 of those coming within the first 24 hours after posting.  The video and images have been featured on hundreds of websites around the world including MacRumors, Gizmodo, CNET, iClarified, Redmond Pie, and ModMyi.  Local news and radio stations picked up on the story, and two of them came with camera crews to interview us for their nightly news and radio broadcasts.  Friends from decades ago contacted me with congratulations.  Many people have been very complimentary, for which I’m very grateful.

Because of the tremendous response these images have engendered, I decided early on during the weekend that I would make a version 2.0 of the concept images and video.  I noted in my first blog post that some things I knew were not right because more photos and videos leaked just before I published my rendition.  I also knew I could do better. Keep reading for the new and improved version!

So, even though we did not have an announcement of the new iPhone today at Apple’s WWDC (which will probably come in the fall), here is my new and improved concept renderings of the new iPhone 5, based on available leaked information.  Although my concepts are mostly visual, and may be based on early prototypes only, many tech commentators agree that the new iPhone will likely have a 4-inch Retina display, an A5X variant chip, 1GB RAM, iOS 6, 4G LTE technology, near field communication (NFC) technology, improved Siri, aluminum unibody, an 8+ megapixel rear camera, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera and a much-improved battery life.

I’ve made numerous changes, fixes, and additions to the models and renderings.  Here’s a “changelog” for version 2.0:

  • increased phone corner radii for accuracy
  • removed mic hole from top bezel
  • enlarged and reshaped mic hole between camera and flash
  • enlarged flash and reworked surround
  • reworked camera surround
  • added parting lines around the glass/plastic surfaces on the back
  • added parting line around front panel
  • added glass in front of the screen
  • made SIM slot less wide
  • removed chamfers from speaker and mic grill holes
  • repositioned and resized holes
  • added countersink surfaces inside holes
  • repositioned headphone jack, and reworked surround
  • resized dock connector port, and reworked surround
  • resized pentalobular screws and holes
  • added depth to ear speaker
  • added parting line around headphone jack
  • added parting line around dock connector
  • reduced density of metal mesh in earpiece
  • changed mute, volume, and power/sleep button to be same material as bezel
  • changed back Apple logo and text details to be darker in color
  • increased the tessellation quality of model by 5x
  • removed watermark on homescreen
  • enhanced and recentered wallpaper background
  • gave the screen more depth
  • changed 4G to LTE in status bar
  • enhanced HDR lighting environment
  • real-life photographic shots (yes, that’s my hand)
  • numerous other minor tweaks and fixes

I’m including 47 hi-res images in this set of renderings, less than last time, but I don’t think they’ll disappoint.  You can see all 47 images directly below, or here is a link to download all 47 hi-res images in zip format.

That brings the grand total of iPhone 5 hi-res images I’ve shared to one hundred and twenty-three.  Why would I give away this content, which took dozens of hours to create?  Good things come to those who give freely, and they have already begun to come to me.

If you’re curious what the accessories are that are seen in some of the images, they are real products I’ve just recently designed as a Product Manager and Industrial Design Director at HandStands, a leading manufacturer of auto air care and technology accessory products.  They are promotional product phone stands, the Griptyte Stand and VuStand, and are very handy for propping up your phone on your desk or on-the-go. Both are available for purchase through promotional products distributors.

If you need or would like a rendering(s) or animation of the iPhone 5 in a different environment, background, lighting, screen image, position, angle, or any other scenario, please contact me, and we’ll work something out to make that happen.

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  1. Tom

    June 14th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Excellent photo like renderings! The glass and the rubber surrounding is much like the current iPhone 4/4S.

    Could you imagine the glass sitting flush with the frame? I understand that would decrease the thickness by around ~0.8 – 1 mm?

    I would love the new phone to look thinner like that (flush glass), though it would take up precious volume inside for the battery though. I’d like to see a 7.1 mm or thinner phone! How thin did you estimate the frame to be? 6.6 mm -7.1 mm?

    Thanks again for the great work!


  2. Bryce Haymond

    June 14th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Hi Tom. Thank you! I would think the glass sitting flush with the frame would be better. But it’s not what I saw in the leaked part photos, and I wanted to be true to them.

  3. robfuzz

    June 15th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Nice work but isn’t the the whole design supposed to change, like it did between the 3GS and the 4? The form factor here is basically the same. I’m hoping for a return to a rounded bevel.

  4. Bryce Haymond

    June 17th, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Thanks. Based off of supposed leaked parts, this would be the design. But there are likely several prototypes that Apple is considering, this being only one of them.


  1. June 12th, 2012 at 12:23 am

    […] Update 6/12/12: A new version of these iPhone concepts has been posted. We’re calling it version 2.0! You can see them at this link. […]

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