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 who says 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...
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102 Comments

3. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 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...

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"5 inches and 1080p resolution would be perfect." Agree, for me too.

100. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

11. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 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.

13. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

18. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

That's true, I see.

23. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"The retina display is nothing more than a marketing ploy." I also think so.

30. mturby unregistered

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

41. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

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

4. RODJOS

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Ohooo...

5. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

in other words apple will stay with 720p or below

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

7. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

69. stealthd unregistered

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

102. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

In the us. Global sales are way different

12. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Revolutionary....

16. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

look apple coping but isheep websites dont care

70. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

17. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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

88. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

19. k20fa5

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 12, 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

21. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

25. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

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

66. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

24. euklidis

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 08, 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!

29. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Galaxy Nexus.

52. stealthd unregistered

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

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