Apple's iPhone 6 Rumored to Sport Curved Edges and Display Glass
A recent report claims Apple’s next-gen iPhone may employ a curved chassis design and accompanying display glass, a vast departure from the substantially squared-off design used on existing Apple handsets. Citing a “trusted source,” Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports the so-called “iPhone 6” will sport “rounded” edges and a curved display glass much like the design seen on Samsung’s Galaxy S III. The publication’s sources have a decent track record in predicting future Apple product designs, especially regarding displays and screen tech.
Aside from the Galaxy S III, Apple’s supposed iPhone design is similar to an existing iPhone bumper made by Japanese company Squair. The metallic bumper, made out of Duralumin, features a largely rounded-off edge that protrudes from the iPhone’s chassis. It’s unclear if the iPhone 6 will boast such a severe curvature. To accommodate the rounded edges, a slightly curved display glass is also said to be part of Apple’s design plans. Based on the report, it seems like the top glass won’t feature a convex face but rounded edges to sit flush with the chassis.
Last but not least, the iPhone 6 is rumored to do away with the dual glass-covered antenna windows seen on the back of iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S models. It’s unknown what method of radio transmission will be utilized in the upcoming handset, though Apple will likely take steps to avoid another “antennagate” debacle.
KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, said that Apple would release two new iPhones earlier this year. A 4.7-inch version and a larger phablet-style 5.5-inch model were the two iPhones that were supposedly to be released. Kuo believes the 4.7-inch iteration will use a 1,334-by-750 pixel display with a resolution of 326 pixels per inch in a bid to maintain congruency with current apps. The 5.5-inch version would be a more traditional 1,920-by-1,080 pixel which translates to 401 ppi.
Source: Mac Otakara