: The creative types that make up Apple's fan base have been busy dreaming up the ideal iPhone, Version 2. (Steve Jobs is expected to introduce the real thing on Monday.)
The release of a new Apple product is an opportunity for Apple fans to dream big -- and make fun of the company they love.
This collection of iPhone 2 mock-ups runs the gamut, from the mundane to the mind-blowing. Check out the iPhone Pico -- a mini-iPhone that's smaller than a pinkie fingernail. We wish!
These mock-ups were designed by the readers of iLounge, which held a competition to find the best ideas for the new iPhone
. The full list of winners are included in iLounge's free iPod + iPhone Book 4.
iPhone See-through Left:
This mock-up by Robert Davis of Cornelius, North Carolina, is thin, lightweight and crystal clear. It runs a full version of Leopard (not a stripped-down one) and has a 5-megapixel camera. Not very realistic -- or practical -- but pretty.
The iPhone Pro by A. Berio of Los Angeles is an iPhone for well, the pros. Boasting a 1024x768 display, the iPhone Pro also has Intel's latest Atom processor and runs OS X Leopard. Dream on!
: iPhone Mirror
The iPhone Mirror by an unnamed iLounge reader from Boston has two touch screens and two cameras -- one on either side. This makes video conferencing very easy -- and also taking self-portraits
The iPhone Shuffle by Michael Hornbek of Hornslet, Denmark, has no screen and calls random people. "Think Indifferent," Michael says.
iPhone Pico. Smallest. iPhone. Ever.
iPhone Classic and Mini
A lot of Apple watchers expect the iPhone line to diversify like that of the iPod: different models for different pocketbooks. Many except to see a smaller, slimmed-down iPhone -- like the iPhone Mini. By Frank Reinders, Venlo, Netherlands.
iPhone 3-G Slider With Virtual Keyboard
This 3-G iPhone by Aaron Besson of Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, is a slider with a difference. The slide-out keyboard is actually a second touch screen, and the keyboard its displaying is virtual. Clever.
The iPhone Air by Renato Ruiz of Oxnard, California, is the perfect complement to the MacBook Air. It's a clamshell and has two screens -- one for a virtual keyboard -- that are both protected when the device is closed. There's a third screen on the lid that shows what music is playing while the iPhone is being used as a media player.
This next-gen iPhone has two home buttons, which are now trackballs for gaming and easier scrolling. It also uses the built-in accelerometers as game controls. Designed by an unnamed iLounge reader from Skokie, Illinois.
The iPhone Bio has the usual 3-G for video calls and video chat, but also uses biometric fingerprint security to protect your sensitive data.
The iPhone Duo is slimmer, slicker and a slider to boot. By I. Sugiharto of New Zealand.
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