Despite all the gossip, the iPhone 5's still a mystery. We hope it's drawn inspiration from at least one of these brilliant concepts
5 of the best iPhone 5 concepts – by Vchenjingyuangel
It doesn't get more high concept than this. We heard the iPhone 6 might be getting a curved display, but this is just downright insane.
Perhaps years ahead of its time, Flickr user Vchenjingyuangel's flexible iPhone concept simply serves to remind us that while a razor thin phone with a bendy screen would undoubtedly be very cool, it would also be quite impractical.
Where does the battery go? What about a headphone socket? So many questions.
5 of the best iPhone 5 concepts – by Handyflash
It's probably safe to say that the iPhone 5 isn't going to be as thin as a Jacob's cracker – at least not until wafer thin batteries become mass produced. But a pancake-thin iPhone like Handyflash's concept would sure make for great eye candy.
Of course, gripping the sides to actually make a phone call would take extreme dexterity, but slipping it into your skinny jeans would be effortless.
5 of the best iPhone 5 concepts – by Ciccarese Design
Drawing on some obvious design cues from Apple's king of slim, the MacBook Air, this iPhone 5 concept by Ciccarese Design throws up a tapered form-factor we're not familiar with – but most certainly aren't against.
The iPhone's home button is still intact, but its upgraded edge-to-edge screen almost spills over the sides. How's that for eye candy? Unsurprisingly, its top-heavy design has earned it the nickname 'iPhone Air'.
5 of the best iPhone 5 concepts – by Antonello Falcone
Antonello Falcone's iPhone 5 concept has gone for edge-to-edge screen dominance, with a 4.6in display complete with curved glass edges. Its form factor is a tad longer than we're used to, but it's supermodel slim at just 8.4mm. It's also traded in the iPhone's traditional home button for a touch sensitive offering.
On the right, you're staring at a dashboard widget that works with the Notification Centre.
A bezel-free phone is probably a long shot – but hey, we can still dream, can't we?
5 of the best iPhone 5 concepts – by Michal Bonikowski
Unlike the majority of badger-licking-insane iPhone 5 concepts out there, Michal Bonikowski's design remains largely loyal to the established-loved iPhone aesthetic. It makes his sleek, drool-inducing take on the impending iPhone 5 pretty darned plausible.
Taking a design cue from the iPad 2, its curved behind isn't so far-fetched an idea considering the iPhone 5's cosmetic features are rumoured to include an iPad 2-style brushed aluminium backside.
You'll also notice that Bonikowski has disposed of the mechanical home button, too, in favour of a touch-sensitive option. How close this concept will be to the real thing is something we'll have to find out come winter.