Apple’s pursuit of the world’s best iPhones has never stopped. Apple has been working hard on two next-generation iPhones with large curved glass screens set, which would be released next year(most likely in September 2014), reported Bloomberg. The rumored new iPhone would be featured a significantly large curved glass screen—one screens of 4.7 inches and the other of 5.5 inches, citing someone with knowledge of the development process said.
Actually, there have been reports of Apple developing different models of large-screen devices, i.e, the one from Wall Street Journal said that the devices would be of screen sizes between 4.8 and 6 inches. However, no released date was released. This time was quite different, we not only got the information from the reliable source Blomberg but the possible release date for said devices as well. That being said, Bloomberg was the first major publication to mention a curved screen specifically.
Can you believe it? The two new models of iPhone would approach in size the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 that Samsung Electronics Co. debuted in September. Less clear is what the benefit of a curved screen would be. It seems that Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs has an obsession with the large curved glass, which will feature prominently in the new spaceship-like Apple headquarters in Cupertino.
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 are 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.
If this isn’t exciting enough, the new iPhones would also have special advanced sensors called as pressure-sensitive display sensors. It was really big boon, a powerful new feature for gaming where a touch screen typically offers limited input options. “Testing continues on the pressure-sensitive technology, which is unlikely to be ready for the next iPhone release and is instead planned for a later model”, said Natalie Kerris, a spokeswoman for Cupertino, California-based Apple.