Art Mayer of Russia’s Copper Guitars is known for this crazy builds, including a guitar made from 36 ramen noodle packs, and now, he’s unveiled his latest project, the iCaster. This Tele model guitar was crafted from 107 iPhones that have been gutted of their electronic internals. He then glued them together in a block roughly four phones thick before carving out the body, which sports a mahogany sustain block, using a Tele-style template. Read more for a video and additional information.
We’re still months away from Apple’s typical September iPhone event, but there have been more than enough rumors circulating about the company’s next handset, with one of them being it having metal edges, just like its sixth-generation predecessor. ConceptsiPhone shows us just that with their latest render, since it’s expected to have flat metal edges around the handset’s entire perimeter. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Apple suppliers are finalizing the design of a full screen display for the next-generation iPhone, set for release in 2020. To achieve this feat, the TrueDepth camera will have to be integrated directly under the screen and there’s rumored to be an in-display fingerprint scanner as well, which means that at least one model will be without Face ID functionality. Read more for the patent sketches and additional information.
Apple insider Macotakara claims that the company’s new budget iPhone SE 2 phone will arrive next year, and it may ditch that name for the iPhone 9 instead. No official specifications have been announced, but rumors say that it could have the A13 Bionic processor, which would make this lower-cost model as fast as the pricier models, along with 5G connectivity. Read more for a video and additional information.
Always wanted a physical keyboard for your iPhone X / XS / 11 Pro? If so, then look no further than Physibo’s latest invention, which is basically an iPhone case that adds a physical QWERTY keyboard to the bottom of the handset, connecting via Bluetooth. The startup touts improved typing accuracy and speed, while also stating that it’s “blind Touch enabled” for those who need extra accessibility. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Developer Elvin Hu revealed a similar app, but Rewound managed to make it onto the App Store first. Simply put, it’s a music player for your Apple Music library that enables users to easily browse and play their music, complete with customizable on screen buttons and gestures. In other words, it’s perfect for one-handed use. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
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You’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Motorola RAZR and other foldable smartphones this year, but what if Apple were to surprise the world with a similar device in 2020 / 2021? It might look something like this iPhone Pro concept. Did you know that research and development into flexible OLED displays largely began in the late 2000s with the main intentions of implementing this technology in mobile devices? That’s right, they were probably in development when Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone back in 2007. Read more for additional pictures and information.
David Leitch is not only a filmmaker, but an actor, stunt performer, and stunt coordinator who made his directorial debut on the 2014 action film John Wick with Chad Stahelski. He then went on to direct the 2017 thriller film Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron, and 2018’s Deadpool 2, the sequel to the 2016 film, with his latest work being Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Read more to watch Snowbrawl, a short film shot by Leitch using an iPhone 11 Pro.
Design student and developer Elvin Hu is currently on working on a music app that turns the iPhone into an iPod Classic, complete with its iconic click wheel. He’s been tinkering with it since October, and shared his progress on Twitter. For those who never owned an iPod Classic, these devices have all five buttons integrated into the click wheel — a design which gives an uncluttered, minimalist interface, though the circuitry contains multiple momentary button switches. Read more for two videos and additional information.
If the normal iPhone 11 Pro isn’t flashy enough, De Billas Luxury is offering a customized version that their team has professionally gold plated. The handset itself is purchased directly from Apple so you’ll be getting the real deal and not a used or refurbished device. It’s offered in 64GB ($1,999), 256GB ($2,299) and 512GB ($2,399) storage sizes. Read more to see what kind of box / chest Unbox Therapy’s came in.