The iPhone 6 might surprise with different looks: curved screen and a glowing Apple logo
posted by Victor H. / Jun 30, 2014, 7:56 AM
The upcoming iPhone 6 might look different than all the earlier leaked images suggest, according to a report by well-connected Japanese publication Nikkei.
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.
source: Nikkei (translated) via GForGames
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Sure it will...
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 7:59 AM 27
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lol Yeah & pigs will fly!!! +1
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 8:01 AM 23
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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.
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 1:28 PM 0
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Does not even come close to HTC One M8 in the looks department !!
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 11:29 AM 1
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Should be a great all around device.
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 8:02 AM 1
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Yeah, sure... It will have 85% screen to body ration, hologram ejector, fordable construction, 50000 points on AnTuTu, and many more. /s
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 8:08 AM 15
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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.
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 8:33 AM 2
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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.
posted on Jun 30, 2014, 9:38 AM 1
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