Apple Developing New iPhones With Curved Glass, Bigger Screens
Apple has two new iPhone models on the way that would feature larger screens and a curved glass display.
The new iPhones will likely come out in the third quarter of 2014, according to Bloomberg. One will measure 4.7 inches, while the other will measure 5.5 inches. Both would feature the glass that would curve downward at the edges. Improved touchscreen sensors, which will differentiate between heavy and light touches are also on the way, but probably won't be incorporated until later models.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 has been a leader in the larger-screen market, measuring 5.7-inch. Samsung’s Galaxy Round, released last month, was the South Korean company’s first foray into curved phone design. The LG G Flex also features a curved design.
Back in February of this year, it had been reported that Apple was developing an iOS-based smartwatch that would feature a screen made of curved glass by The New York Times. The tech company was working on the device with Foxconn, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Apple set a new precedent for iPhone releases this fall by releasing two different models at the same time – the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. While the 5s has been in high demand since it’s release, the slightly less pricy device has had significantly less demand and its production has been reduced.
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