The iPhone could have had a curved screen, if it wasn't so expensive
posted by Victor H. / Aug 02, 2012, 9:35 AM
Satzger is currently the vice president of industrial design over at Intel, but in the recent past he went through a couple of roles at cupertino. From 1996 to 2008 he was at such high positions as Industrial Design Creative Lead and Industrial Design Manager.
Satzger testified by saying that Apple had a “strong interest in doing two pieces of shaped glass.” That’s exactly what we see in the images of the 0355 model prototype, pictured below. After considering cost, Apple opted against using the curved glass:
“The technology in shaping the glass, the cost relative to shaping the glass at the time, and some of the design features of this specific shape were not liked… The technology at the time had a lot to do with it. The qualities of the glass at the time had a lot to do with it. These are models — I’m trying to remember a time frame — that were before gorilla glass and before a lot of the other factors,” Satzger said.
This doesn’t change anything obviously but is nonetheless interesting as now we have curved glass phones such as the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung. Would you have preferred a curved iPhone? Let us know in the comments below.
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You mean tapered screen, like the Galaxy line?? hmmmm..
posted on Aug 02, 2012, 9:36 AM 12
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Oh no, not our precious profit margins. Do something for the people for once Apple.
posted on Aug 02, 2012, 10:46 AM 3
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yet the Nexus is cheaper than the iPhone. greedy apple.
posted on Aug 02, 2012, 9:43 AM 25
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16GB Galaxy Nexus 350$ off contract 16GB Iphone 4S 650$ and Android is free Google is not greedy at all
posted on Aug 02, 2012, 4:11 PM 2
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Tim Cook would have loved the curved design ;-)
posted on Aug 02, 2012, 9:53 AM 6
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Another reason to prove "Apple focuses on great product not profit"
posted on Aug 02, 2012, 10:11 AM 2
Disagree. If they were focused on the product being great, the price of the screen being expensive wouldn't have been an issue.
posted on Aug 02, 2012, 10:16 AM 4
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At what point do you realize that most people will be satistied with whatever Apple iPhone/iPad comes out. It really doesn't have to be the best, just have an Apple logo on it. Of course it has the highest customer satifaction ratings! The masses have swallowed the "Apple is the best" marketing campaign, lol! I have friends complain about different things on their iPhones all the time, but they would change for the world, because it's Apple. That's the nature of the industry right now. Sad but true...
posted on Aug 02, 2012, 12:29 PM 1
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the same thing could be said about Android and having bigger market share.. doesn't make them the best either.. Apple customer know what to expect form an Apple product.. that's why there are satisfied.. of course there are a few that want more.. so they tried other OS but is normal..
posted on Aug 02, 2012, 12:36 PM 0
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