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  • iPhone 5 To Have Curved Screen?



    Digitimes is reporting today the next iPhone may have a curved screen (old fan-made mock-up pictured above).

    Digitimes, citing industry sources, is claiming Apple has purchased 200 or 300 glass-cutting machines. The expensive glass-cutting equipment will be used by glass makers wary of making such an expensive investment on their own. According to their source, the machines will be stored at "associated assembly plants and will be brought online once yield rates for the production of curved glass reaches a satisfactory level."

    This of course is in contrast to other reports, and even Digtimes' previous reports, that the next iteration of the iPhone would use the same form factor as the iPhone 4. However, if Apple does implement curved displays they would most likely resemble Samsung's "Countour Display," implemented in the Nexus S. The idea behind the slightly concave glass of the Nexus S is that it fits better in the hand when held against the head.

    While a slight design change would be welcome, concave and curved displays traditionally deal with glare and reflection problems. There is a reason CRT monitors and televisions aren't too popular anymore (although those are convex).

    Source: Digitimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 5 To Have Curved Screen? started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 59 Comments
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      Curved screen isn't new... but it isn't that great either...
    1. FrankyMcGee's Avatar
      FrankyMcGee -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carlos View Post
      I dont know how i fell about it yet, those pictures dont look to attractive so hopefully its a little more attractive then the moc up
      Yeah i agree. hopefully if they do do this, then it will look nicer. but the picture is a mockup of what it COULD look like.
    1. manickbarry's Avatar
      manickbarry -
      No this year but anything is possible for next year
    1. cheaposity's Avatar
      cheaposity -
      Dont curve it , wont even fit int the Pocket , Probably will break , PLease dont curve it
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      Quote Originally Posted by zoso10 View Post
      What??? I thought we all decided that there were gonna be hardly any changes to the iPhone 5. (Like the 3GS)
      it's not going to be what WE decide... It's what apple chooses to do
    1. MikePA's Avatar
      MikePA -
      Quote Originally Posted by melodeee View Post
      it be uncomfortable when you put it in your pocket
      Is that your iPhone5 or are you just glad to see me?
    1. Petrit H's Avatar
      Petrit H -
      sucks big
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jhtapia View Post
      I will skip this iPhone.
      That's what they all say lol.
    1. rdfisch's Avatar
      rdfisch -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Cool, it'll be even easier to crack the screen now for all those morons that seem to find a way to crack them currently.
      Not to mention the part will be more $$$.
    1. steeda763's Avatar
      steeda763 -
      So how many artist's renditions of future Apple products turned out to be blantantly incorrect? All of them? Yeah, just checking.

      However, one feature that I would like to see that has yet to materialize in any modern smartphone is speakers on the damn front! It's absolutely absurd to have to cup your hand over the speaker to project any audible sounds to your ear in an environment where the background noise is anything above a mild air conditioner.
    1. oscar25's Avatar
      oscar25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      No matter if they call it the iPhone 4s or the iPhone 5 it's still the iPhone 5 because it's the fifth generation iPhone.
      Thank you. I was just going to post the same thing. If they call it the iPhone 4s (or whatever) the next wouldn't the iPhone 5 as it wouldn't be the 5th iPhone.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      "However, if Apple does implement curved displays they would most likely resemble Samsung's "Countour Display," implemented in the Nexus S."

      and this is the same company that's suing Samsung claiming Samsung copies their devices.

      cough, cough, Samsung S700.
    1. technolust109's Avatar
      technolust109 -
      copy of the nexus s and the sony arc...
    1. romo's Avatar
      romo -
      It should be looking like this:
      Attachment 526506
    1. lorderick70's Avatar
      lorderick70 -
      Keep the front curved and leave the back flat.
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      I would really love this, very modern sleek and clean. And I think holding it would be much easier. And it would be much different from any other smart phone.
    1. tomybomby's Avatar
      tomybomby -
      To me, it looks like the glass will still be flat only the screen is curved from the inside (if that makes any sense). I actually think it's a pretty cool design, aesthetically speaking. Maybe in the future, but if they do make the next iPhone to look like this, even if I like it, I'll stick to my iPhone 4.
    1. ssfirme's Avatar
      ssfirme -
      nice
    1. FrankyMcGee's Avatar
      FrankyMcGee -
      Here here! really not a good idea