iPhone 6 may feature curved glass and curved edges

iPhone 6 may feature curved glass and curved edges
The rumor mill around the Apple iPhone 6 won't be slowing down until Apple decides to give us some actual information on the device. The rumors have been consistent enough, that we are pretty sure the phone will feature a 4.7-inch display, but a new rumor is talking more about the design, and the possibility of curves.

The smart money for the iPhone 6 has been on the idea that Apple would be performing a fairly major redesign of the device, which is somewhat standard operating procedure for Apple every two years. Now, a report from Japanese blog Mac Otakara is claiming that the iPhone 6 will feature curved edges, which have been likened to those on the Samsung Galaxy S III, or the Squair bumper case pictured below. That kind of description also makes it sound like the edges may be somewhat similar in shape to the iPhone 3G/3Gs. 

The report also says that there is a chance that Apple will use curved glass on top of the display, but unfortunately that part of the rumor isn't as interesting as it sounds. The rumor claims that Apple won't be using curved glass in the way the LG G Flex or the Samsung Galaxy Round did, but rather in curving the edges of the display in order that it would sit flush with the chassis. 

iPhone 6 may feature curved glass and curved edges

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  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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34 Comments

1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

LG G3 will feature a curved display, rumor mill... xiomi will feature curved display... everything with curved display

9. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Yeah but they don't mean a full curve. They mean more of a Nexus 4 level curve on the bezel.

11. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Apple will not have curved display for iphone6 as they don't own the technology for sure and I doubt that LG or Sammy will provide curved display for Apple anytime soon

14. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Actually LG is providing Apple's curved display for their iwatch.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now what MrJerry

28. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Watches aren't phones. To answer the curved screen question, the best bet is look to Apple's sapphire glass production. So far nothing positive towards phones has been mentioned.

32. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

We're talking about curved displays. Not just phones

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

A slightly curved display can make a big difference with reflection. I saw a demo of this and was impressed.

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It still depends on angle from which light falls on the glass. So in my opinion reflections may be even worse in some cases than using not curved glass.

3. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Apple gets a curved glass, Samsung gets a curved glass, LG gets a curved glass, everybody gets a curved glass! *Oprah meme*

17. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

You mean LG and Samsung have had curved glass, Apple is getting curved glass.

4. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Looks like Sammy and Apple will see each other at court again (GN4 vs iP6)

5. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

6. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

8. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, I see more lawsuits in the future regardless of who wins.

7. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

LG has adopted curved and bendable screen on G Flex. Now Apple is going to implement it as well. If not imitate or copying, what's the exact term of those ridiculous action? Poor you, Apple!

10. saenaedewe

Posts: 72; Member since: May 01, 2013

Dream on...

12. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

i like when 10 year old peolpe coment about big company and their strategy.... go to school..... it's a trend with curved display!

13. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

I like it when people misspell some words and then tell others to go to school.

21. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

so you rly have 10 years :))

31. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

go to school and tell peolpe 10 years coment m8.

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...it's a trend with curved display!" If talk goes about smartphones and curved displays then I agree, it is just a trend.

15. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

These concept rumors and renders are getting crazier and uglier by the day.

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree.

29. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Only 4 more months to go.

16. ChildInTime

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

may not

18. Meleagru

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

No, it won't.

19. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Nah.. Not true..apple loves to keep it,nice and boring

23. PressStart

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Lmao, a little late Apple! No one wants that garbage.

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Now their copying samsung. And samsung already have a working prototype

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