Rumor: iPhone 5 To Have Curved Glass Screen?

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  1. SamAsh07
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    We've heard a lot about how this year's iPhone will only be an incremental upgrade from the current version, and may be called the "iPhone 4S" because of it. But according to Digitimes, its screen could be changed slightly.

    Apple has supposedly bought between 200 and 300 glass cutting machines for its screen supplier, so they can yield larger numbers of the curved cover glass needed in time for the launch, expected a bit later than usual this year.[/p]

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  2. chris888222

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    Glass again!?

    Talk about durability... [​IMG]
     
  3. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    Curved glass will be great when trying to use it outside, sounds like total bullshit to me.
     
  4. ShawnTRods

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    iPhone 4S? Cant comment on the curved glass lol.
    Will it support 4G? Not that UK has 4G anyway [​IMG].
     
  5. Lucifer666

    Lucifer666 all the world needs is me

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    Why the hell would we want a curved and touch screen? o.O
    Watching movies will be crap on the phone, just like how everything else will..
     
  6. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    No one does yet. In some places they are selling LTE and WiiMax as 4g but it isn't, it's upgrades to to 3g that don't offer anywhere near the 1Gb/s for stationary users. They can't even offer the 100Mb/s to stationary users your meant to be able to get in a fast moving car with 4g. It's false advertising pure and simple.
     
  7. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    curved glass? wtf are they trying to make it curved like an apple? [​IMG]
     
  8. raybattousai

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    So wait the screen would curve out like a CRT/tube TV?
     
  9. nando

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    i guess with all the advancements in screen technology, retro is the only way forward now
     
  10. iluvfupaburgers

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    the curved glass could be for the back part, since the iphone4 had glass on the back. but this is dumb, they shouldnt make it this material, it broke so easily
     
  11. boktor666

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    So explain to me: how will this work? A curved screen doesn't sound really durable or something. It can break within moments.
     
  12. nando

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    actually curved class would be more durable. still doesn't make sense as a screen.
     
  13. thedicemaster

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    if it's done like the LG optimus 2x it will work well.
    the LG optimus 2x has only the edges curved, not on the viewable area.
    this is a bit more comfortable for sideways swiping.
     
  14. Langin

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    Oh my god wth do they mean? 'curved glass'? I am sorry but never heard of it XD


    But please Apple try 3D or something like that, that would be so cool. Try to be inventive like example: Nintendo or whatever.

    Edit 2300 posts! [​IMG]
     
  15. Blue-K

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    They are probably talking about something like this:
    [youtube]aN_ch48mGac[/youtube]
    Around 0:20.

    If that is true, I can't wait to see them praising it as a big innovation, like they are the first with this (see Facetime) [​IMG].
     
  16. _Chaz_

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    The next iPhone's going to have a design feature that something else already has?
    Let's all hop on Apple's huge cock and praise them for something they've obviously invented.
     
  17. YayMii

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    Curved glass=more durable than flat glass.
    I want to see what they are doing with this. If they do something smart with the design that makes it more durable, then this might be my first Apple purchase.
     
  18. SamAsh07
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    @YayMii, yeah like copying the HTC Sensations screen feel, right.

    Man I love HTC but the lack of support it has here, I can't be arsed to buy another one ever since my Desire had millions of issues.
     
  19. CarbonX13

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    Exactly what I was thinking. And don't worry, Apple will announce it as an entirely new, revolutionary feature that nobody has ever seen before, causing millions of people to praise them for their brilliance in innovation. I can already see it.
     
  20. chartube12

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    It was never confirmed if the next iphone is going to be iphone 4gs or an iphone 5. People need to stop spreading rumors like they are set in stone face.