The iPhone 6 might surprise with different looks: curved screen and a glowing Apple logo


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 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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36 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Sure it will...

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol Yeah & pigs will fly!!! +1

17. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 597; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Goodbye to good battery life?

20. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Pretty sure iphone users said that since the beginning

34. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 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: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Yeah, right. Apple changes its product designs all the time..

27. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Does not even come close to HTC One M8 in the looks department !!

28. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Well that design concept in the article doesn't even come close to the S5 lol.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Should be a great all around device.

26. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yeah, I need to pick one up, I've been iOS less for a while..

4. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

well though it's true... you can't expect nothing to be a secret these days at all. smh

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Keep dreaming... ;)

6. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Yeah, sure... It will have 85% screen to body ration, hologram ejector, fordable construction, 50000 points on AnTuTu, and many more. /s

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Isn't that the LG G4

25. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Maybe.

8. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

And lifetime Mars navigation map updates...

29. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

lol this is a good one.

31. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

And cost 1,000$ on contract.

35. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Definitely, off contract.

10. mturby unregistered

u mean like the galaxy round? f**k u apple! (this time only)

11. youlookfoolish

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 14, 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: 34; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

Ever since the iPhone 4, that hologram keyboard has been touted as coming to each iPhone ever since.

12. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

*wow*.......

13. Utopian

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 07, 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: 91; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

Well, the Apple logo should turn into a NFC tag. Make it useful Apple !!!!

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

18. diehardnokian

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

the innovator is back!!:D

19. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 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 unregistered

I'm sure they will find a way to use the LCD backlight for this, not wasting extra battery

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