The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid

What Would Happen if the iPhone 4 and Leica M9 Had a Baby?

The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid
The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid

A design company based out of Los Angeles called Black Design Associates, LLC, just posted some sexy photos of a Leica M9/iPhone 4 Hybrid concept. They imagined the i90 to take any regular iPhone 4 and make it something more powerful and did I say sexy? The imaginary specs and images are below.

LEICA i9 for iPhone4

  • high performance,
  • higher cost ($900 -$1200),
  • longer life-cycle (5-10 yrs.)
  • The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid
    The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid
    The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid
    The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid
    The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid
    The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid
    The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid
    The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid
    • INDEPENDENT CAMERA BODY – doesn’t depend on the iPhone4 processor, making the i9 a true ready-to-shoot camera.
    • COMPACT OPTICAL ZOOM – offers true optical zoom with a greater number of focal lengths in a compact size.
    • LEICA RANGEFINDER – allows for faster uninterrupted shooting.
    • CASE FORM FACTOR – makes the i9 ultra-compact and protects your iPhone4 in a rugged and stylish case.
    • CAMERA BACK DOCK – loads your iPhone4 reminiscent to traditional 35mm film and takes full advantage of the iPhone4’s superior Retina Touch-Screen Display.
    • INTERCHANGEABLE CAMERA BACK – ensures the i9 is compatible with future generation iPhones.
    The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid
    The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid
    The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid
    The i90 - Leica M9 and iPhone 4 Hybrid
    1. CAMERA/iPHONE TOGGLE – turns on your camera with an instant start-up time of 0.3sec., while simultaneously loading the Leica app on your iPhone4.
    2. ZOOM/VOLUME CONTROL – adjusts Tight and Wide when your camera is on, and adjusts volume Up and Down when your camera is off.
    3. DEDICATED APERTURE AND SHUTTER DIALS – offers fast and easy option for manual operation.
    4. PASS-THROUGHS AND ACTUATORS – gives you full access to your iPhone4 controls and headphone jack.
    5. FLASH AND LIGHT METER – offers higher quality photos and videos in low-light conditions.

    So remember, this is just a concept. But if something like this were real, would you buy it? Let us know what you think about the design/concept by leaving a comment below!

    5 thoughts on “What Would Happen if the iPhone 4 and Leica M9 Had a Baby?”

    1. Leica cameras last generations, Apple have to change the battery in your fanboy phone and will probably not continue to support that for anywhere near the length of time the camera last. Lets face it this is just the wild pipe dream of some Apple fanboy nothing more.

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