Was iPhone the last real innovation in mobile phones? We think so. The slew of smartphones that’ve hit the shelves since Apple’s groundbreaking device might be faster or sleeker, but they all have one thing in common: they were conceived to imitate the iPhone. The DeckSpace – a concept from designer Aaron Kettl — may fall into the same trap, but it does so with such a gorgeous, angular design that we couldn’t help but take a closer look.
The prototype’s main purpose is basically to organize applications and make them more approachable and easier accessible. If it ever made it to production, it’d surely have all the standard mobile features as well, but app organization seems to be the San Diego designer’s top priority. Included in his barebones Behance post on the phone are several screenshots showing the way software tiles would be arranged by variable sizes.
Between those screenshots, and the variable access methods indicated by the lock screenshots (fingerprint, vertical slider, horizontal slider…), the DeckSpace concept kind of reminds us of an iPhone that’s been jailbroken. Sh*t, see what we mean? The iPhone is the yardstick by which we measure everything.
Check out some shots of the DeckSpace phone. Could this measure up to the iPhone 5?