iPhoneys: The iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S edition

Can't wait for the next Apple iPhone, whatever it’s called? Neither can these designers, marketers and iPhone addicts

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The iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 will absolutely, positively, definitely be released this spring or summer or fall, maybe, according to industry experts (Follow our weekly rumor roundups for more details). The only thing we’re not sure about is what the latest Apple smartphone will look like and what features it will include. Artists, designers and others have wracked their brains and sources to come up with some pretty spectacular ideas though, just in case Apple is listening. Here’s a sampling:

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Frederico Ciccarese says his vision of the iPhone 6 comes from a prototype design and borrows from the iPod Nano’s shape.

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Here’s a video of Ciccarese’s iPhone 6 design, which is also inspired by the Nokia Lumia and boasts a newfangled OS called iOSX.

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Tulsa teen Dakota Adney envisions Apple getting more transparent in his iPhone 6 commercial.

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Designer Antoine Brieux of NAK Studio is all about enhanced ergonomic design in his iPhone 6 concept, which moves the home button to the side of the phone for use with the thumb.  

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iPhone Math, perhaps an alternative to both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6, could feature a 4.8-inch screen, six rows of icons, a 12MP camera and come in a variety of colors, according to Russian bloggers Appledigger, in this prototype video.

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More colorful iPhone 5S devices are expected by 3D designer Alexander Kormishin, whose designs have shown up on a number of smartphone blogs, including France’s Nowhereelse.

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Rene Ritchie from iMore.com puts lots of thought into imagining how a 5-inch iPhone 5S might look, though would rather see improvements to iOS and iCloud than Apple hardware. Here’s one concept, of an iPhone 5S with an iPad mini display

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We wouldn’t want to leave the rumored iPad 5 out of all this conceptualizing. Here’s what Martin uit Utrecht of 3DExport, a 3D modeling firm, picture the next Apple tablet looking like: borrowing heavily from the iPad mini designso that the new device would retain the standard iPad display size but be thinner, shorter and less wide by trimming the chassis.

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Speculation has also begun about what Apple iOS 7 might entail, including the possibility of resizing icons by dragging/stretching them. Max Rudberg, the designer, readily admits this has a Windows Phone 8 feel to it.