Apple is purportedly readying two new iPhones packing curved screens for next year. The info comes from ‘a person familiar with the matter’, who has handed details of the devices over to Bloomberg.
Word is that both phones will use screens which curve downwards at the edges. That's in contrast to Samsung’s Galaxy Round, which curves upwards on either side and LG’s G Flex, which curves up at the top and bottom.
When it comes to dimensions, the phones will also be very much in the phablet category, with one measuring 4.7-inches and the other coming in at a more capacious 5.5-inches.
That would represent a move away from Apple’s elongated 4-inch design, which it has used since the introduction of the iPhone 5 in 2012.
The unnamed source also claimed that Apple is developing tech that will be able sense different levels of pressure. However, this is not expected to make it onto next year’s iPhones, instead being held back for iKits of the future.
Apple declined to comment on the story. But with Samsung and LG leading the way with flexible screen tech, it’s no surprise that Cupertino is at least exploring the idea of a curved screen iPhone.