Mark Gurman and Debbie Wu at Bloomberg now report a new design for the iPhone is in the works that takes cues from the current iPad Pro with flat, stainless steel sides and flat screens. When the new iPad Pro design premiered in 2018, a lot of us thought that the iPhone would soon follow. It seemed obvious that the iPad Pro design was the way to go but, at the same time, I’m not actually in the business of making hundreds of millions of iPhones every year and it’s probably a little complicated.
Regardless, I hope this is true. I’ve been using that iPad Pro for a few years now and its design still delights me. My favorite iPhone design thus far was the iPhone 4, which is very reminiscent of this look and I’d like to see it come back to the iPhone.