Could future iPhones have a detachable camera? This is what it would look like

(Image credit: Louis Berger)

What will future iPhones look like in the future? Everyone is currently trying to second guess what improvements the iPhone 12 will bring later this year - but as yet it seems that the latest Apple smartphone will probably bring just incremental changes.

But what about a more radical view of what mobiles could look like? We love this radical solution from German industrial design student Louis Berger. His 3D designs show an iPhone-like smartphone that has a modular design – with a removable camera unit.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.