Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to launch iPhone 6 later this year, and designer Sam Beckett has come up with a concept of an ‘iPhone Air,’ which might be similar to the one Apple has planned to launch. The concept iPhone is just 8% bigger than the iPhone 5S, but the screen is 17% larger with 68% more pixels.

iPhone 6

In the concept design, reported by The Verge, Beckett has kept the screen of the iPhone at 4.7 inches with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels or 468 ppi.

iPhone 6 concept similar to iPhone 5S

Beckett believe that some extra space could be utilized by thinning the bezels on the side, and also by cutting down the top and bottom of the phone frame. The iPhone Air as designed by Beckett is 7mm, which is 0.6 mm thinner than its forerunner.

The concept also shows the use of sapphire crystal instead of Corning Gorilla glass, a 10 megapixel camera and a faster A8 chip.  The concept by Beckett is very much similar to the iPhone 5S, which indicates that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) might be working on the similar line for the iPhone 6.

Explaining the designs, Beckett said that the concept iPhone is similar to the customer’s expectation from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). He said that some changes have been made in the design because Apple guys think that the “iPhone is a mature enough device to warrant two versions (5S and 5C) and I believe more distinctive branding, much like the iPad Mini and Air will help to reinforce the two product lines.”

Apple on hiring spree

In order to design new devices, including the iPhone 6, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is hiring new engineers and supply chain managers in China and Taiwan. The company is gearing up its product development and planning to launch newer devices.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the iPhone maker is poaching engineers from companies like HTC Corp and other Taiwanese tech firms to build up teams in Shanghai and Taipei. Apple is rumored to come up with two larger screen iPhones for this year. According to the analysts, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is working on releasing more devices similar to competitors like Samsung.

The much talked about variants of the iPhone 6 are expected have 4 inch and 5 inches screen display, Bezel free design, remote user interface and sapphire glass.