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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. DevouredDreams's Avatar
      DevouredDreams -
      curved screen? ill pass
    1. Dizi's Avatar
      Dizi -
      Shaped like a circus mirror?
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      that's strange... KEEP IT FLAT APPLE
    1. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
      PatrickGSR94 -
      whoa I sure hope they don't square off the corners like that, curved or not.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      I think it would be cool
    1. jhtapia's Avatar
      jhtapia -
      I will skip this iPhone.
    1. Carlos's Avatar
      Carlos -
      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
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      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.
    1. tdawg3000's Avatar
      tdawg3000 -
      ... no, I hope not...
    1. VampireV's Avatar
      VampireV -
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      What??? I thought we all decided that there were gonna be hardly any changes to the iPhone 5. (Like the 3GS)
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      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)
      I think you may mean the 4s, not the ip5
    1. Colby21's Avatar
      Colby21 -
      They can still keep the straight screen, general iphone 4 form factor, and incorporate curved glass. Maybe the glass is for the back, rather than the front. Maybe they're keeping the back glass since a lot of people like that about the 4, and curving it like the 3g and 3gs.
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      i like.
    1. melodeee's Avatar
      melodeee -
      it be uncomfortable when you put it in your pocket
    1. spider_romeo's Avatar
      spider_romeo -
      No, this not real. If like this I will skip. I love my iPhone 4, that enough
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      thanks but no thanks apple
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      I think you may mean the 4s, not the ip5
      So you're convinced it will be a 4s not 5? I'm not.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      They should have the screen and back look like the one in the picture, just not curved
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      if its curved to the extent of the mock ups no way will i want to buy and use that. A slight curve maybe but i would prefer the way it is now