Artist pictures a budget iPhone -- in color

The iPhone may only come in black or white, but one digital artist dreamed up some fantastic 3D renderings of the iconic smartphone in blue and red.

From left: A mockup of a 4-inch budget iPhone; the iPhone 5; a mockup of a 4.5-inch budget iPhone. Martin Hajek

Ever wonder what the iPhone would look like with a dash of color? Dutch industrial designer Martin Hajek created a series of stunning images that visualize a colorful budget iPhone with rounded corners.

Hajek -- who originally created the images for Dutch Web site iPhoneClub -- based his vision of the budget iPhone on consistent rumors that Apple could debut a colorful low-end version of the smartphone (with a mixture of fiberglass and plastic casing) alongside the expected iPhone 5S reveal this summer.

What color do you prefer? Martin Hajek

The renderings show the iPhone in two different colors and sizes, with the red featuring the now-standard 4-inch screen (introduced with the iPhone 5), and the blue version stretching the screen out to 4.5 inches.

To create his realistic renderings, the designer uses Arion by Randomcontrol. See more of the budget iPhone mockups at iPhoneClub.

In a conversation with Crave, Hajek noted that he's worked in the field of design for about eight years, and has been making iPhone/Apple renderings since last year. Be sure to check out his other works, which include a smart mockup of the iWatch and other exciting visions.

Simply smashing. Martin Hajek
Beautiful in blue, too. Martin Hajek
 

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