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Water-resistant iPhone 6 concept envisions wireless charging, notification LEDs and more

iPhone 6 concept (Ran Avni and Uygar Kaya 001)

Here’s another next-generation iPhone concept, one that envisions a number of features unlikely to make their way into the handset. That of course didn’t prevent designers Uygar Kaya and Ran Avni from dreaming up the ultimate water and dust-resistant smartphone with notification LEDs, a full HD 1,920-by-1,080 widescreen display, 13-megapixel camera, touch-sensitive volume rocker, wireless charging and front-facing stereo speakers – all encases in an ultra-slim aluminum shell…

And here’s a concept video.

I’m not sure about water and dust-resistance, but I sure as hell hope Apple will upgrade the iPhone’s display to full HD.

Yes, such a move would introduce a new resolutions for devs to target. On the other hand, Apple’s software development tools are now mature enough to make such transitions as painless as humanly possible.

Despite naysayers, I’m convinced a full HD iPhone is on Apple’s roadmap. Given the vast majority of today’s movies, television shows and other video content is encoded in 1080p. In that regard, a full HD iPhone would render such content natively, without rescaling.

As for wireless charging, I don’t care about it.

iPhone 6 concept (Ran Avni and Uygar Kaya 001)

Apple wireless charging rumors are surely plentiful and the company has filed for a number of patents detailing new ways of charging iOS devices.

It’s not that the technology isn’t there – it is. But I just think wireless charging doesn’t really solve a problem as one still needs a wireless charging dock which has to be plugged into an electrical outlet.

I’m pretty convinced the next iPhone will make major strides in the camera department and most checks give us reasons to believe the iPhone 5S will sport an upgraded, 13-megapixel camera with improved night shooting.

As for notification LEDs, that’s one feature Apple won’t build – unfortunately, because I would love being able to see if new alerts have arrived just by glancing at my handset briefly.

What next-gen iPhone features are you looking forward the most?