The iPhone 6 might surprise with different looks: curved screen and a glowing Apple logo
An artists rendition of a curved iPhone
We've seen the dummy units that have been flying around in the past month or so, all with weird-looking strips of plastic breaking the metal frame, outlining openings for the antenna of the iPhone 6. This, however, might not be the final design - Nikkei suggests that these are just markings to show where manufacturers will need to cut out spots for two glass pieces, resulting in an iPhone 6 that would resemble closely the current iPhone 5s design.
Another cool new design feature of the iPhone 6 could be that the Apple logo will actually be carved in the body of the phone. In fact, we’ve already seen such dummies leak out, but having the confirmation from Nikkei is even more reassuring. Speculation is that Apple might even make the logo glow, like on their laptops.
The wildest part is that the iPhone 6 might come with a curved displayThe wildest part of this new report, however, is about the display. The new iPhone 6 could actually feature a curved screen, like the one on the LG G Flex, according to Nikkei. A curved screen has the theoretical advantage of less glare, and thus better outdoor readability, but if done right, it could simply also look very cool. Even if this turns out true, though, we cannot be sure about the actual curve of that display, as it could be much subtler than the one on the G Flex. Nikkei's report about the possible curved screen on the iPhone 6, however, is not the first one out there - just a few days Japanese Apple blog Mac Otakara published a similar theory.
Whatever the new iPhone 6 turns out to be, this latest news all confirm one thing: it’s too early to start making final predictions about the iPhone 6 just yet.
A collection of dummy iPhone 6 images
source: Nikkei (translated) via GForGames
20. ikenvape (Posts: 65; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Pretty sure iphone users said that since the beginning
34. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5917; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I wouldn't put $ on curved screens for the iP6. Apple tends to follow market trends in screens, and only after the market has conclusively indicated a preference. Remember how long it was until Apple went to 4 inches from 3.5? Same delay to go from 4 inches to 4.7 or 5.5. Curved screens aren't exactly burning up the market in the U.S., so I really don't see curved screens in the iP6.
Glowing logo is even more of a gimmick, IMO. They could probably find a way to do it with low power consumption, but why? What is the improvement in user experience?
I think this article is more of an attempt to get eyeball count for the website increased. And it seems we have fallen for the ruse.
36. JC557 (Posts: 1149; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
The Macbook uses a glowing logo but it's only on when the display is up and running. Apple could use this as a large notification light becoming a functional ornament.
9. gustavoace (Posts: 104; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Yeah, right. Apple changes its product designs all the time..
27. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Does not even come close to HTC One M8 in the looks department !!
28. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3164; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Well that design concept in the article doesn't even come close to the S5 lol.
26. BattleBrat (Posts: 1143; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Yeah, I need to pick one up, I've been iOS less for a while..
4. HTCOE (Posts: 501; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)
well though it's true... you can't expect nothing to be a secret these days at all. smh
6. refillable (Posts: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
Yeah, sure... It will have 85% screen to body ration, hologram ejector, fordable construction, 50000 points on AnTuTu, and many more.
8. SuperAndroid507 (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
And lifetime Mars navigation map updates...
10. mturby (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
u mean like the galaxy round? f**k u apple! (this time only)
11. youlookfoolish (Posts: 124; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)
These mock ups are tiring. It gets fanatics raving, just like the dumb YouTube videos that spring up promising a holographic or laser keyboard. The leaks of the final look from credible sources are already out so why does this even happen?
Apple is the same old s**t forever.
15. Reynolds1 (Posts: 32; Member since: 17 Jun 2014)
Ever since the iPhone 4, that hologram keyboard has been touted as coming to each iPhone ever since.
13. Utopian (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
The iphone 6 in the pic seems quite simple to make. Take a galaxy s3, sit on top of it till it bends, install iOS. Voila! Iphone6
14. ngyixian96 (Posts: 89; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)
Well, the Apple logo should turn into a NFC tag.
Make it useful Apple !!!!
16. nctx77 (Posts: 555; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Phone Arena totally messed up the description of the curved screen. I will only be curved at the edges and be seem less with the aluminum body. Not like the freaking g- flex.
19. TheNeighbor (Posts: 108; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Because that glowing Apple logo is very important to waste battery on. You just need to let everyone know you have an iPhone in the dark.
23. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1118; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
I'm sure they will find a way to use the LCD backlight for this, not wasting extra battery
24. tedkord (Posts: 5088; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
The only time a glowing logo on the back would make sense is when the phone is not in your hand, which is the time when the screen and thus backlight are normally off. Otherwise, its just glowing into your palm.
The irony is all the rabid fanboys who scream about Samsung gimmicks won't see this for the total gimmick it is (if it actually happens).
22. rahul.niks (Posts: 67; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
Its not possible, bt if it is, it will be a innovative given it should be a glass and not plastic. I don't care if your logo glows or not if my battery does good, i hope more curved display comes in near future.
30. DogeShibe (Posts: 892; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
That's what i hate about iOS & droids.
Their UI are similar...very old menu style,very playable & childish features.Hahaha glowing apple logo...kids & b!tches be ''wow much cool so light very wow''
32. euklidis (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
Τechmaniacs.gr who gave the iphone 5S and iphone 5 release dates, talked about curved-flexible display on the iphone 6, 2 days after iphone 5S was announced!!! Amazing