The 5.8-inch Apple iPhone Pro could employ folded side screens to keep its size down
posted by Alan F. / Mar 09, 2016, 3:41 PM
One theory mentioned by DisplayMate's Ray Soneira, would be the use of "folded edge side screens" that would eliminate the side bezel on the handset. The side screens would also allow users of the phone to toggle on or off certain controls with virtual buttons. Last September, Apple was awarded a patent from the USPTO that it initially filed for back in 2013. The patent was for a curved screen that could make images appear as though they were coming from a continuous loop. As we said at the time, Apple could use the patent to make an iPhone in the shape of a cylinder. An all-glass iPhone also could be in Apple's future, using 3D Touch instead of buttons.
Another possibility, as sketched by Apple in a patent filing from 2011, would be to use square sides that would offer virtual buttons, app icons and other controls. The phone would still include side bezels and would not be connected to the front display.
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I was wondering when soemone would put non-physical buttons on the side
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 3:46 PM 0
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posted on Mar 09, 2016, 4:01 PM 8
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Sorry to tell you, but if by when Apple do it, if Samsung or lg have not made a phone then does this, this will not happen at all, it will be the same design as the s7 edge, as it makes the phone smaller, I.e. There 5.5" screen is way way way smaller in the hand than the iPhone 6s Plus with the same screen size
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 6:23 PM 0
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And to be clear, yes I'm referring to the fact that the edge panel could be used for example camera function buttons. Not to mentioned all the apps (including 3rd party music players), allowing the use of buttons on that edge side panel.
posted on Mar 10, 2016, 2:19 PM 0
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The ideal design and ergonomics I'd love being implemented is the Samsung's idea of a foldable display.. Where a phablets would take the form factor of a palm phone when folded and when unfolded the size of a tablet
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 4:31 PM 4
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But...but why? Why would you want to rotate your phone just to see everything on the wrap-around display? Where would the camera go? How would palm rejection work? Drop this thing once and the whole thing is shattered. ...why?
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 3:46 PM 3
I think the point is to unwrap it for bigger screen - or keep it wrapped for portability.
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 4:20 PM 1
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I don't think the wrapped screen would go all the way over onto the rear. It would most likely stop at some point soon after being wrapped around the side.
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 4:56 PM 2
I'd imagine so... need room for camera, either way would be great to have an ipad sized screen for movies and drawing that folds into a device you can handle with one hand. Whatever the method, it's likely in the future, just dont know when...
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 5:14 PM 0
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I think the display might be like the one on my s6 edge, but all the way down. They may also make it go all the way throught the back, and use that as like a yota type back display. Maybe it'll be 720p or less from the back side and more on the front. I'd see apple doing that for design, since you could make your own back designs. But you'd need no case to see it though :(
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 6:34 PM 0
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Keep dreaming, apple fanboys
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 4:41 PM 13
why do you do this? it's fun to speculate, that's it... I'm an apple fanboy because I like the iOS UI design and ecosystem. But I'm all for ALL TECH to move forward and amaze us. If you think it's wrong to speculate, then why are you here, reading tech "NEWS" - if things of what to come dont interest you - go read the encyclopedia, and if that's too chaotic for you, then I suggest the word dictionary.... Live and let live, bro....
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 5:20 PM 2
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Yeah but that has to do with the companies, let the companies duke it out however they please. That doesn't mean that us, as consumers, have to act like children every time a Samsung or Apple post shows up on the internet.
posted on Mar 10, 2016, 12:46 PM 0
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Samsung will definitely be the first manufacturer to introduce a commercialized foldable smartphone. They are always the pioneer on design/hardware side.
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 5:06 PM 4
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They just want to buy the patent so Samsung can't do anything with their edge displays. Year after year we see these articles and theyre just buying patents to patent troll. Cmon. Get on the bandwagon.
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 5:14 PM 10
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Yeah maybe there should be a law where companies need to use the patented tech for their products within a specific timeframe.
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 5:21 PM 7
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Virtual volume and power side-buttons are inferior and impractical compared to physical ones as you can't operate them by feel (without using your eyes). They are just another gimmick to lure the gullible.
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 5:49 PM 0
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