x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Hidden picShow menu
  • Home
  • News
  • New report says Apple is working on two large-screened iPhone models with curved glass

New report says Apple is working on two large-screened iPhone models with curved glass

Posted: , by Alan F.

Tags :

New report says Apple is working on two large-screened iPhone models with curved glass
A published report on Sunday cites someone familiar with Apple's plans as saying that the Cupertino based tech titan is working on larger-screened versions of the Apple iPhone. According to this source, Apple is working on two new models, both of which could be released in the second half of next year. Both models are said to employ glass that curves downward at the edges. In addition, sensors used by Apple would allow the handset to determine if a touch on the display is a 'heavy' one or a 'light' tap, although that technology won't be ready for the next iPhone release.

According to the source, Apple is working on iPhones with a 4.7 inch screen and a 5.5 inch screen. Earlier this year, rumors circulated about a 4.8 inch version of the iconic smartphone that was called the Apple iPhone Math. A larger sized iPhone would compete with Android and Windows Phone models like the 5.2 inch LG G2, the 5.7 inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Nokia Lumia 1520. Two handsets with curved glass have recently been introduced with the Samsung Galaxy Round having already been launched. The LG G Flex will be released this Tuesday in Korea.

According to the report, the new Apple iPhone models would be released in the third quarter of next year, which matches up with the September launch of the last three models (including the two this year). As usual when it comes to speculation like this, we suggest you cast a wary eye upon the report, even if you have been dreaming about a phablet-sized iPhone.

source: Bloomberg

102 Comments
  • Options
    Close






posted on 10 Nov 2013, 09:27 10

3. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 May 2013)


It's about time Apple does a larger screen phone. 4.7 would be perfect. Not sure about the curved glass though, I'm curious about this...

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 09:35 3

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


5 inches and 1080p resolution would be perfect. I will wait to see how successful curved form factor is. I suspect curved form factor doesn't make it to production.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 09:39 3

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"5 inches and 1080p resolution would be perfect."

Agree, for me too.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:32

100. darkkjedii (Posts: 22047; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Someone's been a naughty PA user. See you next week

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 09:43

11. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Yep, definitely would love a 5 inch 1080p display, but I fear that Apple does the same as the iPad mini and skips the Full HD resolution at first... If the glass is slightly curved on the edges (a bit like the Nexus 4 is), I would like it.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 10:02 2

13. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


They're not going to pull an "iPad mini" again. This will be their top-dollar device, whereas the iPad mini was meant to be a cheaper substitute for the full-sized iPad.

If they go 5" I see them either using some unheard-of resolution like they did with the iPhone 4 and 5, or retweaking their definition of "Retina Display" for this model. Remember, Apple bases the threshold for Retina Displays on how far the "average user" holds the phone from their face.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 10:06

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...Apple bases the threshold for Retina Displays on how far the "average user" holds the phone from their face."

If it is true, then it is really bad idea.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 10:11 2

18. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retina_display

A list of the "typical viewing distances" for Apple's various devices.

The retina display is nothing more than a marketing ploy, and there's debate as to whether Apple's claims that the human eye can't discern individual pixels are even true.

Kudos to them though, as the whole "300 PPI is all you need" claim has certainly stuck. Even Android fans have used the argument.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 10:14

20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


That's true, I see.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 10:22 2

23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"The retina display is nothing more than a marketing ploy."

I also think so.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 11:26 5

30. mturby (unregistered)


samsung and lg should sue them. is that what apple calls innovation?

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 12:29

41. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 261; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


More like they are going for 5" with 2272x1280(double the 1136x640 resolution) and ~522 ppi :)

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 09:27 1

4. RODJOS (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Ohooo...

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 09:28 6

5. shahrooz (Posts: 764; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


in other words apple will stay with 720p or below

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 09:39

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Why so? HTC One is equipped with 4.7 inch screen at 1080p spec. Pixel density is something like 460 ppi.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 09:35 6

7. E.S.1 (Posts: 305; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


They are finally trying to keep up with the rest of the world. That's great.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 16:30 2

69. stealthd (unregistered)


The world's been trying to catch up in sales then. iPhones regularly outsell all larger screened phones combined.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 22:07

102. trustory (Posts: 132; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


In the us. Global sales are way different

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 09:58 5

12. GoBears (Posts: 451; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Revolutionary....

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 10:07 3

16. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


look apple coping but isheep websites dont care

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 16:40

70. bucky (Posts: 2693; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Would that make you an I sheep because you're registered here?

Go somewhere else

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 10:08 3

17. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


But...but i thought apple said a phone over 4" is too big! Yeah Apple loves saying something is useless when their competition has it but when Apple adds that feature to their iDevice they will claim it's "magical" or "revolutionary." Then sue the hell out of their competition

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 20:49

88. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Next thing we know apple will patent on what size screen they should own

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 10:11 2

19. k20fa5 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Oct 2013)


If the iPhone is already competitive with its 4" screen I can already imgaine how much better it's going to be with a larger one
iPhone ftw

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 10:16 5

21. GoBears (Posts: 451; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Nah...Grandmas will have a hard time holding it lol.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 10:27 2

25. Jklaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


And little kids and teenage girls. There goes the market share of this phone before it comes out

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 15:33

66. darkkjedii (Posts: 22047; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It'll be crushing, I know that. Next year is full redesign year too, man Jony's gonna bring it dude. +1

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 10:26

24. euklidis (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


translate.google.com/translate?sl=en&tl=el&js=n&pr​ev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Ftechmaniacs.gr​%2Fiphone-6-dates-new-technologies%2F&act=url

Bloomberg my A** I've been reading these guys since they posted the date for iPhone 5S and they said about flexible displays 3 days after iPhone 5S announced! Even before we knew about Samsung Round or LG G Flex!

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 11:23

29. tedkord (Posts: 12222; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Galaxy Nexus.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 14:25

52. stealthd (unregistered)


Galaxy Nexus was a curved phone, but it did not have a curved display

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories