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The Dream iPhone

The Dream iPhone

Posted December 29, 2008 at 5:54pm by iClarified · 23295 views
The concept started by Mat Brady. He wanted to get rid of his N95, but couldn't get himself to buy an iPhone for the same reasons other people don’t like the iPhone. It lacks a good camera, it doesn’t have a physical keyboard, and it doesn’t have enough storage space.

Mat made his concept through photoshop and called it “iPhone Elite”- an iPhone with 60GB of storage, a true 16:9 aspect ratio, a slide-out keyboard, a one megapixel front camera for iChat, and a high quality camera, with optical zoom, and video capability.

Gizmodo expanded hid idea and changed the keyboard up a bit, and added a Nintendo D-Pad.

Here is an email to Steve Jobs from Mat Brady

Hi Steve,

As you can see I've made a few design suggestions to your iPhone.
I've held off getting an iPhone until it gets a better camera. (See pic)

Let me know when I can get rid of my N95.


Mat Brady

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b - December 31, 2008 at 9:52am
You took away one of the great things about the iphone. It's simplicity and sleekness. Get over the physical keyboard. Use an Iphone for two months and you'll type just as fast as anyone with a keyboard. Also why would you want your camera sticking out of the phone like that? Thats not an iphone, that my friend is an imonster
flo - December 30, 2008 at 8:25am
those mockups just scream fail and ugly ... fugly. especially the bulge of a camera lense and the physical keyboard and the analog stick. Go buy a nokia if you want that.
rosenkrieger - December 30, 2008 at 4:48am
I'd buy the Elite Version if the dimensions would be only a bit thicker than the current 3G model. LOVE the camera :-)
370gt - December 29, 2008 at 11:53pm
I hope you know that now that he has sent that in, the likes of it will never been seen. Apple hates when people send in suggestions because in the even that this comes out, mat has proof that he "designed" it first. It's a streatch, but he could sue back saying apple copied his design, even after sending it in. I would love that phone, minus the keyboard. But it won't happen :s
Rob - December 29, 2008 at 8:39pm
I like everything EXCEPT the keyboard! I would HATE IT if they added a Victorian piece of technology such as a physical keyboard! Yuck! I'd rather have my THIN iPhone they way it is, thank you very much. Whenever you add a physical keyboard you automatically add half an inch in thickness, and THAT I can live without!!!!!
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