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Check out these two concepts: Apple iPhone Air, and Apple iPhone 6 Curve

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Check out these two concepts: Apple iPhone Air, and Apple iPhone 6 Curve
Amid talk that Apple is planning on using curved glass for the Apple iPhone 6, the Cupertino based tech giant recently received a patent for a manufacturing process involved in making more responsive screens featuring a curve. Considering that both Samsung and LG have released curved screen smartphones, there is a good possibility that we will see a similar feature on the next iteration of the iPhone.

Italian designers SET Solution have produced a pair of concept iPhone models for your perusal. Besides the curved screen Apple iPhone 6c, the designers took the thin form factor from the new Apple iPad Air and applied it to an iPhone. The actual design cues for Apple's new full-sized slate come from the Apple iPad mini, and the result is a fabulously thin handset that alas, is nothing more than a pipe dream for now. The Apple iPhone Air concept is 3mm at the bottom and tapers down to 1.5mm on top and looks as though it would break if you just looked at it the wrong way. At 70 grams, it would weigh 38% less than the Apple iPhone 5s.

The Apple iPhone 6 Curve offers a dramatic curve, much less gentle than the one employed by LG with the LG G Flex. The buzz around the water cooler is that the new iPhone models will use glass that curves downward at the edges. Of course, we will never know for sure until Apple makes its annual introduction next year of the next-gen iPhone models, whether these early reports are true. In the meantime, you can check out the two concepts by clicking on the videos below.


source: SetSolution (1), (2) via RedmondPie

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posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:14 14

1. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


With a crappy 1000mah battery

No thanks Apple!!

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:26 3

6. LGisgood (Posts: 435; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LG is the best in terms of Display for a Smartphone
and its Battery GRAPHIC RAM.

kudos LG!

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:31 6

10. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


the note 3 has a better battery and more RAM than the G2. the G2 is still a solid phone.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 14:11 5

34. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


nothing is comparable to note 3 at the moment. in my opinion superamoled is the best.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 15:46 1

42. Leo_MC (Posts: 522; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


No, it's not.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 01:18

56. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


read : in my opinion

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 20:53

52. Zack20 (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


LG makes crappy smartphones.
Note 3 is the best smartphone at the moment, and I expect note 4 to be the best for 2nd half of 2014.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 21:05

53. eldyagustius (Posts: 135; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


what crap? what era do you live?

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 23:37

68. hazman_pds (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)


Crappy phones ? WTF ? LG G Flex use less battery than Samsung Note 3 and it's a curved smartphone. But both are from South Korea btw

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:34 7

11. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Give me a 5.3"+ iPhone and I'll buy it on day one.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:05 7

15. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I wouldn't because of iOS

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:09 7

18. ihavenoname (Posts: 1383; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Still better than WP.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 13:56 1

32. Tommy1960i (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Maybe iOS 8 will support widgets and themes and things will change. I like that you can set an animatet wallpaper on android wich is impossible in iOS except the apple's default wallpapers. I hope next year will be different because iOS 7 is new in terms of design to (iOS world) but needs more productivity and CUSTOMIZATION wich iOS lacks at the moment.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:25 4

21. hurrycanger (Posts: 1113; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


It will probably cost $800+ for the 16gb version because of the huge increase in screen size. XD

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 14:22

35. wilsong17 (Posts: 900; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


a note 3 like iphone maybe

ios haves some good games to enjoy in a 5.7 inch phone

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:50 3

24. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Apple: First, we wanted it to be as great as the iPhone 4 was. Extrodinary. So we placed an A4 chip set. We needed it to be thin and made of plastic 'cause my daughter needs a new car. And we wanted it to make it really affordable, so it starts at just $699.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 13:09

27. YouGotTrolledSon (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


5.2" 1080p with that sexy design. I'm sure iPhone 6 will be my first iPhone.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 13:16 6

28. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


It’s a shame that Apple users can only dream while with Android it’s already a reality.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 00:43 1

54. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Its a shame most Android users only dream of owning an iPhone but cant afford it.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 03:04 1

57. maccess (Posts: 601; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


It's a shame to have a sh**ty mind like yours..

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 04:00

59. Volcra (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The prices don't vary that much when comparing android flagships with iphones; and for the price of those flagship phones, you're getting a lot more out of it... finally with the money you saved? spend it elsewhere; that's what an intelligent customer would do in my opinion.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 07:45

60. seret6 (Posts: 40; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


hey mate!
how much apple pays you to write comments like this? i want to join their corporate sponsered comments campaign to save enough money for new ipad mini
inbox me the details including per comment rates that you get from apple...

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:15 2

2. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


stupid.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:19 8

3. harigrg33 (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2013)


definately in 2113 lol

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:21 5

4. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


iLoLz

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:25 6

5. kotan24 (Posts: 26; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


That was so awful my eyes hurt! Don't know why they took the time to come up with this atrocities! Lol

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:26 21

7. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Concepts, tons of patents: holographics, virtual reality...

Reality - same phone since 2007

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:41 9

12. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


be quiet you troll, the 2007 iPhone did not have 64bit processor or super ultra advanced bio-metric security system! oh and don't forget the best Retina Display clearer than your eyes!

/S

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:02 3

14. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


You're trolling saying I'm a troll :) I was sarcastic...

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:18 1

20. buccob (Posts: 1427; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


But other phones did have those features... (not combined though)

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 13:22 6

29. Shatter (Posts: 2024; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Not sure if a troll or a stupid apple fanboy.

"Clearer than your eyes" 5s has one of the worst ppi screen out of every flagship.

The biometric scanner is actually a really bad one and not advanced at all its just a cheap fingerprint scanner. Motorala had a phone with one and many laptops have them.

64bit processor is a gimmick there would be no difference if it was 32bit.

Software wise it has changed little since 2007 same old os with a new ui design.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 19:12 1

48. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


64-bit CPU is a gimmick?
More than 4 times the register capacity is just a gimmick?

If you don't know what it means :
Registers are by far THE most valuable resource on CPUs, much much more important than even the L1 cache for example.
There are reasons why the 1.3Ghz dual core A7 is smoking 2+Ghz quad core SnapDragon.

It however requires 64-bit OS.

Maybe Apple did the transition so painlessly that people think it's nothing that hard, but what Apple pulled out is indeed exceptional. Already over 80% of third party apps run natively 64-bit on 5s thanks to Apple's unique fat binary deployment system.

Remember Intel's Itanium fiasco?
64-bit ARM architecture is much more like the Itanium than x64. Android will have hard time adopting 64-bit ARM.

You might be dead right with your claim with Android :
- The whole Dalvik VM is of 32-bit nature. Java apps hardly benefit from 64-bit computing therefore.
- You won't see any meaningful number of native 64-bit Android apps for a very very long time due to the fragmentation.

Even worse, 64-bit ARM has serious problems running both 32 / 64-bit tasks together which Android is extremely prone to.

There are reasons why the Itanium failed so miserably despite MS' heavy supports.
Android will actually have it much harder with ARM64 than Windows with the Itanium.

A big difference is however, there is nothing like AMD's IA64 for ARM. Therefore, Google is more or less forced to stick with ARM64 unlike Intel who abandoned its own Itanium and resorted to AMD's IA64.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 00:53 1

55. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Since you're being more technical than "Higher clock speed, More cores, More RAM = Faster". Nobody here will understand you. I hear ya though. The A6 was a hell of an achievement as well. Still a better performer than all but the most wastefully overclocked quad-core beast-du-jour.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 00:19

69. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Ya know, Android *requires* overclocking to halfway compensate its lags caused by the inefficient UI structures.

Desperate measurements are sold as superior specs. And there are actually lots of people who fell into it.

Maybe they are just believing what they want to believe.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 14:24 1

36. Desmund (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


Motorola Atrix 4G had a Fingerprint scanner to after awhile it's annoying and it eventually gave out for me sooooooo.......

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 18:56

46. bucky (Posts: 1417; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I had the atrix and loved it but the fingerprint scanners cannot even be compared.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:06

16. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Lol +1

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 18:44

45. Adrian38 (Posts: 125; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


LOL! So true. Have an up vote.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:30 1

8. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Sigh...

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:30

9. kryme (Posts: 140; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


ok so he went a little overboard just a little...

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:55 1

13. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


they're gonna put 1080p screen and powerfull(slightly) gpu and improved battery (not so much) aaaaand behold new iphone!!! dont expect something extraordinary

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:09

17. Amir1 (Posts: 263; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


i have iphone 3gs and my next phone is definitely not going to be iphone 6. it's going to be sony's 2H 2014 flagship device. bye bye Apple.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:51

25. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


2H???

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 14:42

38. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 202; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Yeah, duh, didn't you hear about the new Sony 2H

5.4" screen
3840 x 2160 resolution
815 ppi
64 bit octacore @ 3.75 GHz
6 gigs of RAM
smaller bezel than G2
38 megapixel camera with advanced OIS and two xenon flashes
and no stupid rear keys

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 15:15 1

39. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Source please...

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 11:02

62. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 202; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


It was a joke man, chill.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 16:21 1

43. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


#Chris you forgot 'advanced' 2150 mah battery :D

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 11:03

63. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 202; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Thank you for understanding my sarcasm.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 16:49

44. sianto (Posts: 65; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Really? 815 ppi? No person can see more than 440 ppi! And I didn't see any 64 bit octacore mobile chip at 4 GHz. Just saying.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 11:05

65. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 202; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


It's sarcasm man

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 20:49

51. Zack20 (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


Please tell me you're being sarcastic and the specs aren't real

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 11:04

64. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 202; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Sarcasm absolutely, I can't believe I'm having to tell people this.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 15:22

41. a_merryman (Posts: 675; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


2nd half, I'm assuming

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:15 1

19. trickster_qc (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


Sure. a 1.5mm think iphone, at the base, including a touch-id sensor...

that would make the screen + touch id sensor + case fit inside a 2mm casing, which is simply not realistic in my opnion. At least not for another 10 years.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:29

22. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


I will explain my point to those that feel "trolled" when someone says that Apple does not innovate - in order to avoid pointless wars between tech-loving users:

Apple approached the mass, the most to many technologies. History tells us that all the "innovations" were refurbished already-existing concepts. They made it available for lots who could afford the price tag, they "divulgated" some cool features. They took a technology, many times improved it and it just "worked"

Divulgation is important nowadays, not everyone is a nerd and not everyone wants to be it. Apple divulgation also speeded up all the smartphone industry...showed everyone that many features are actually cool and can be used every day.

However one thing is "innovation" and one is "divulgation". Please give credit to those that created the technologies first. We are all aware that Wozniak was the tech genius and Jobs someone that knew what people could like for everyday use.

Both innovation and divulgation are necessary for progress, but don't mess up the two concepts.

Thank you and live long and prosper :)

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:47

23. Caukerzee (Posts: 35; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)


When Samsung or any other company adopts a technology that apple strarted 1st, its copying.
When Apple adopts a technology that Samsung or any other tech company starts, they are making the tech better. 1st it was wrap around screen now it's curved displays. Just at my corner observing.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:52

26. Caukerzee (Posts: 35; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)


On a serious note now. Doesn't PA normally announce the winners of their polls?? It's almost 2 days now since that poll of phone an tablet of the year was opened. Is it because the note 3 is leading the polls or what?

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 13:38

30. Kishin (Posts: 607; Member since: 30 May 2013)


In order to upgrade from my iphone 5 I will need 5'' or 5.2" iPhone, on day one I would upgrade

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 13:56 2

31. bucky (Posts: 1417; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Am I the only one who doesn't see a purpose in the curved display?

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 14:06 2

33. promise7 (Posts: 412; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


That curved concept is horribly ugly. The Air concept looks nice, but I think it's too thin if that can actually be a complaint. Plus it looks like all aluminum on the back, I thought the reason Apple didn't do that with the 5 and 5s was because of antenna reception.

Honestly, Apple can just release a slightly thinner iPhone with a 5" 1080p screen and updated specs with mostly the same physical design of the 5/5s it would be the best selling iPhone of all time. They don't have to do much, just mainly give their customers the larger screen they've been demanding.

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