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Apple Developing Curve Screen iPhones and Improved Sensors 243

An anonymous reader writes "An Apple insider who asked not to be identified because the information is classified told Bloomberg that Apple's next iPhone models will come with curve displays and enhanced touchscreen sensors that can detect heavy and light touches. The two models -- 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches -- would be Apple's largest iPhones. Apple is still developing the two models and the person disclosed that Apple could launch the devices in the third quarter of next year."
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Apple Developing Curve Screen iPhones and Improved Sensors

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  • by metrix007 ( 200091 ) on Monday November 11, 2013 @03:11AM (#45389075)

    Still with an OS that lacks features that have become standard in other platforms, still with sucky app management, still with a lack of control for a device you won.....all for twice the price of an equivalent Nexus phone.

    No thanks. A phone where I can't install a browser of my choice(not just a reskin), download torrents on, use widgets(yes, they greatly increase productivity) on or not have every damn app as an icon on a home screen isn't much use to me.

  • Re:Curved Display? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by cHiphead ( 17854 ) on Monday November 11, 2013 @03:59AM (#45389265)

    They heard everyone else was doing it so they wanted to make sure everyone thought it was their idea. Like all the other stuff they come up with (and patent).

  • by shikari666 ( 770101 ) on Monday November 11, 2013 @04:21AM (#45389357)
    Is the letter "d" particularly expensive these days?

    "...iPhone models will come with curve displays and enhance touchscreen sensors," Why not, "curved displays and enhanced touchscreen sensors"?

    I'm not so much a grammar Nazi as someone who believes that if you're going to write something for a large (or even small) audience you should make an effort to write clearly in respect for that audience. I'll probably get the "You jerk, you know what he meant!" response but I stand by my point.
  • Re:Curved Display? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Joce640k ( 829181 ) on Monday November 11, 2013 @06:09AM (#45389765) Homepage

    No, I think it is to extract more money from wallets.

    Yep. It's a "novelty" - a conversation point.

    All it has to do is look weird and people will find ways they think it's "better" to justify it to themselves. []

    The sad thing is: In a few years we'll all have this whether we want it or not, there won't be anything but curved phones in the shops. After that they'll start selling us "classic shape" phones at a premium price. So it goes.

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