MacNN | Future iPhones could have curved screens, pressure sensitivity
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Future iPhones could have curved screens, pressure sensitivity
Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 4:35pm

Future generations of Apple's iPhone could pack curving screens and pressure sensitivity sensors, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The Cupertino company is said to have new handsets in development that will finally reify longstanding rumors that new iPhones would sport even larger screens. According to the new report, Apple's potential devices could sport displays of 4.7 and 5.5 inches.



The report notes that the devices are still in development and that plans for them are not complete. Supposedly, Apple would release the new, larger-screened iPhones in the third quarter of next year. How exactly those new, larger-screened devices would fit into Apple's current iPhone pricing tiers is unknown. As to the curved screens, the technology would likely help Apple to improve the durability of its bestselling handsets. Both LG and Apple's chief rival Samsung have been showing off devices with curving displays recently, and the improved toughness of those displays is typically a point of emphasis in demonstrations. Unlike Samsung and LG, though, Apple's devices would not have a fully curved form factor. Instead, the glass of the iPhone display would curve around the edges of the device. Samsung showed off such technology earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show. Perhaps a larger change would be the addition of pressure sensitivity to displays. The new report says that technology is unlikely to be ready for inclusion in the next generation of iPhones, but that Apple is at the least considering it and working on it. Reportedly, iPhones would have sensors built in that could distinguish between light and heavy touches. Prior reports on the supposed features to expect in next generation iOS devices have been hit or miss at best, as Apple tends to work on a wide range of technologies and doesn't necessarily put them to work in its devices immediately, if at all.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • FCC opens comments on request to preempt state laws for broadband - 6:15 PM EST
  • Ford Motors to replace BlackBerry with iPhones for over 9,300 workers - 5:39 PM EST
  • Apple confirms buyout of radio/podcast app Swell - 4:57 PM EST
  • 2014 Mac mini appears on Apple support page - 4:11 PM EST
  • Rhapsody International nabs two million premum service subscribers - 3:36 PM EST
  • Durham, NC Apple Store hit in smash-and-grab robbery - 3:06 PM EST
  • Forums: Yosemite Beta pros and cons - 2:24 PM EST
  • Apple deals: Up to $710 off refurbished rMBPs - 2:21 PM EST
  • DealNN: Mac mini for $490 - 2:19 PM EST
  • Sapphire production insufficient for iPhone 6 displays, analysts say - 1:43 PM EST
  • Trouble at TPK may hint at iWatch production issues - 12:35 PM EST
  • MOTU ships trio of Thunderbolt audio interfaces, AVB Ethernet switch - 12:04 PM EST
  • CNBC, Fox Now added to US Apple TV lineup - 11:23 AM EST
  • Briefly: Total War: Shogun 2, SilhouetteFX 5.2 - 10:35 AM EST
  • Refurbished Retina MacBook Pros drop below $1,000 mark - 10:27 AM EST
  • AppleCare+ plans for iPhone, iPad come to Mexico and Sweden - 9:11 AM EST
  • Drobo Mini ships with included SSD storage for portable storage - 9:01 AM EST
  • Apple updates MacBook pro line with faster processors, more RAM - 8:30 AM EST
  • Canon unveils PowerShot SX520 HS, SX400 IS bridge cameras - 5:57 AM EST
  • Briefly: Yelp adds video, Facebook forces Messenger for iOS - 2:07 AM EST
  • Apple Stores gearing up to allow early-upgrade carrier program buying? - 12:43 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Instagram launches Bolt messaging app in limited release - 5:18 PM EST
  • Nvidia creates high-resolution screen using two low-resolution panels - 4:36 PM EST
  • London Police replacing advertisements on illegal download sites - 4:15 PM EST
  • Microsoft reportedly plans two more imminent Lumia launches - 2:18 PM EST
  • Electronic Arts deploying EA Access Xbox One game subscription program - 1:21 PM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.