Bryce Haymond, industrial designer, has mad a CAD rendering of the upcoming iPhone 5. He based his 360 degree animation on nothing but leaked parts. He basically crammed them all together in his mind and imagined what the device would seem when Tim Cook releases it this fall.
- “there’s been quite a bit of hype recently in the Apple universe over the imminent announcement of a new iPhone, or rather the new iPhone (aka iPhone 5),” Haymond says. “Many of the biggest media outlets have already published photos and videos of ‘leaked’ parts that are supposedly from the iPhone 5 as it makes its way into the manufacturing phase at Apple’s suppliers.”
“it would be fun to piece together these fragments to see what the iPhone 5 might look like when Apple makes the big announcement.” The end result is the video embedded below. Bryce Haymond made the renderings using the same type of software that was used to design the actual phone, according to Haymond himself.
- He said “As I looked closely at the sometimes blurry photos of the parts, I noticed some things that I haven’t seen mentioned elsewhere online.” He noted: among those things, “the mute switch and volume buttons all appear lower on the left side of the phone than previous models.” The back side of the phone looks to be flush with the aluminum bezel.”
The front glass panel is still extruded, “but perhaps slightly less than older models.” Haymond believes these design elements “should all equate to a thinner overall phone,” The designer clarifies. “the camera and flash [...] appear to be higher on the phone, closer to the top than to the side, ostensibly to provide room for the unibody design of the back panel,” according to Haymond’s discovery.
- He, finally, points out to the metal bezel (the antenna frame on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S) which looks dark-gray only on the black model, whereas “the white model keeps the bezel the standard silver color.” Haymond also has a bunch of high-resolution renderings that the media will undoubtedly use to the max in the months leading up to Apple’s announcement.