So my first iPhone 5 / iOS 6 Mockup (http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/30/2989710/my-little-iphone-5-ios-6-mockup) was just a little Photoshop Skills Warm-Up.
Some of you liked it but most didn’t like it. I really liked it but as you mentioned: it looked a lot like the Lumia and I didn’t regard all the Rumors around.
So this time I made some thoughts before I started creating it.
I think that Apple won’t go away from their typical form except that they will make it longer and force another Aspect Ratio. This should be like Modilwar explained in his Post (http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/9/2937265/the-4-inch-iphone-5) - if you haven’t read it, go and do that.
I built the whole Mockup around this really awesome Screen Size Concept:
To make the Phone not to big, I think that they will make the Home Button Capacitive and Lumificient otherwise it would look to long.
The Casing should be a Dark Aluminum Unibody with a tight fitting Display that doesn’t look over the bezel.
All around it has 45° bevel edges.
I created a smaller new Dock-Connector Form, because I think, that it’s time for a MagSafe like Implementation that needs less place. The Speakers on the iPhone have never been a Problem although I enlarged them a bit - bigger is (often) better.
After thinking (and reading) about it I have to say that I think that we won’t see something like Widgets, I think that we’ll see something like a “Function Strap” where you can add different Functions or Parts of Apps page wise - you can swipe between these function “Pages” like on App Pages but if you swipe from App Page to App Page the Function Strap stays still and vice versa.
For Example: You could create a Preference Page with WiFi-, Bluetooth-, 3G- and Roaming … Switches, a Page with upcoming Reminders, last unread Mails, etc. …
The Mockup is made from ground up in Photoshop CS6 Beta.
Hope you like my Ideas and if not: It’s okay anyway of course!
BTW: Please excuse my English: So many Technical Terms.
Have a nice Weekend.