A new artist�s impression of what the new iPhone 7 may look like indicates a surprising influence. This particular concept image suggests that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may draw inspiration from the iPhone 4. This classic version of the iPhone was released back in 2010, followed by the iPhone 4s one year later, was a very well received version of the iconic iPhone, and perhaps the point where Apple really began to dominate the smartphone marketplace.
iPhone 7 concept
So a concept produced by designers Ivo Maric and Tomislav Rastovac suggest that Apple may be strongly influenced by this handset, but that elements of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 may also be incorporated into the mix.
Apple has not exactly been known for releasing retro devices, with each new generation of the iPhone intended to deliver an entirely new experience. If Apple is to brand its next generation smartphone the iPhone 7, then it will be expecting to deliver something similar this time out.
However, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s are generally considered to be some of the most attractive and well-designed smartphones that Apple has ever been involved with. This is not small praise for a company which has come to completely dominate the mobile niche, with the iPhone 6 being the greatest success of the company yet.
Apple clearly expects the success of the iPhone range to expand still further in the future, as it has been reported that it will manufacture more units of the iPhone 7 in 2015 that even the vastly successful iPhone 6. But with just months to go until the device is released, the latest concept images produced by the Croatian designers indicate that Apple might consider instigating a significant design change when the iPhone 7 is released.
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