RUMOR: Apple Developing iPhones with Large Curved Screens, Enhanced Touch Sensors

Posted on November 11, 2013 by

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Bloomberg claims that Apple is working on two next-generation iPhones with larger curved glass screens. The new iPhones will feature a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen and include enhanced touch sensors that incorporate pressure sensitivity. Both models are reported to be released late 2014. Please keep in mind that Bloomberg is often wrong about Apple rumors, especially this far away from the release date.

Two models planned for release in the second half of next year will feature larger displays with glass that curves downward at the edges, said the person, declining to be identified as the details aren’t public. Sensors that can distinguish heavy or light touches on the screen may be incorporated into subsequent models, the person said.

The new iPhones will be Apple’s largest at screens of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, the person said, approaching in size the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 that Samsung Electronics Co. debuted in September. The South Korean maker last month released the curved display Galaxy Round, the latest phone in an array of sizes and price points that’s helped keep it ahead of Apple in global market share.

The new Apple handsets are still in development and plans haven’t been completed, the person said, adding that the company will probably release them in the third quarter of next year.

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