Posted by jnolan | Posted in Consumer Electronics | Posted on 13-11-2013
It seems that after the release of the LG flex and the Samsung Galaxy Round, Apple has decided to take a stab at the curved smartphone market. It has been said that they are developing iPhones with curved glass screens that will also be revamped to have enhanced sensors to detect different levels of pressure, according to a new report.
Like the simultaneous release of the 5s and the 5c, two different models with screens of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches are supposedly in the works. Both phones are said to use glass that curves downward at the edges, Bloomberg reported, citing an anonymous source who claims to be familiar with the plans. These screen sizes almost compete with with the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, which sports a gigantic 5.7-inch screen. For its part, Apple’s new iPhone 5S has a 4-inch screen.
The new phones would more than likely be released in the later part of next year, the source said, also claiming that Apple is also testing “pressure-sensitive technology,” which will sadly not be ready in time for the next iPhone launch.
As of the past few months, curved glass has become a smartphone trend among major tech companies. Samsung released its Galaxy Round phone, which has a 5.7-inch curved display, while LG is set to release its G Flex phone, which is curved from top to bottom.
Apple has not confirmed any of these rumors, and did not immediately respond to a request for comment.