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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:22 AM   #1
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Report Claims iPhone 6 Will Feature Curved Display, All-Aluminum Rear Shell




Apple's next-generation iPhone may feature rounded edges and a curved glass display, according to a new report from Mac Otakara [Google Translate].


Citing "reliable sources", the publication notes that the iPhone 6's cover glass will sit flush with the device's rounded corners, departing from the straight edges seen on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5s. The report likens the device's profile to the Squair Curvaceous Bumper, a Japan-made aluminum bumper for the iPhone that features a rounded housing.

The report also claims that Apple will do away with the rear glass antenna breaks found on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s in favor of an all-aluminum design. Such a move would likely mean that Apple is incorporating significant changes to its overall antenna layout, perhaps positioning current radios in different locations.

Throughout the past few months, various reports have indicated that the iPhone 6 may feature slightly rounded edges. However, only a few reports have claimed that the device will feature a curved glass display, with Bloomberg noting last December that the company was working on two iPhones with large curved screens for this year. That account however was contrasted by The Wall Street Journal this past January, which said that Apple would not be using a curved display in its devices.

Renderings of the iPhone 6 (4.7") and iPhone 6 (5.7") based on leaked schematics
Apple will likely unveil the iPhone 6 later this year in two different sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. It is also likely that the smaller 4.7-inch version of the phone will ship first in the third quarter of this year, while the larger version is estimated to ship later due to challenges with the device's display technology and battery life.

In addition to a larger display, both versions of the iPhone 6 are expected to include a thinner, bezel-free design, faster A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and an upgraded camera with optical image stabilization. The device is also expected to debut with Apple's latest iOS 8 mobile operating system, which will likely feature enhancements to Maps, Siri, and iCloud in addition to a new "Healthbook" app. Apple is also said to be negotiating with carriers to increase the price of the iPhone 6 by $100.

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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:23 AM   #2
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All-aluminium? Antennagate 2, here we come!
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:24 AM   #3
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A curved display would be nice, but I can't see it offering any real benefit other than aesthetics. If anything it may make it harder to use the device, and that is something Apple aren't likely to do.
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:25 AM   #4
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Apple's next-generation iPhone may feature rounded edges and a curved glass display, according to a new report from Mac Otakara [Google Translate].


Citing "reliable sources", the publication notes that the iPhone 6's cover glass will sit flush with the device's rounded corners, departing from the straight edges seen on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5s. The report likens the device's profile to the Squair Curvaceous Bumper, a Japan-made aluminum bumper for the iPhone that features a rounded housing.

The report also claims that Apple will do away with the rear glass antenna breaks found on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5s in favor of an all-aluminum design. Such a move would likely mean that Apple is incorporating significant changes to its overall antenna layout, perhaps positioning current radios in different locations.

Throughout the past few months, various reports have indicated that the iPhone 6 may feature slightly rounded edges. However, only a few reports have claimed that the device will feature a curved glass display, with Bloomberg noting last December that the company was working on two iPhones with large curved screens for this year. That account however was contrasted by The Wall Street Journal this past January, which said that Apple would not be using a curved display in its devices.

Renderings of the iPhone 6 (4.7'') and iPhone 6 (5.7'') based on leaked schematics
Apple will likely unveil the iPhone 6 later this year in two different sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. It is also likely that the smaller 4.7-inch version of the phone will ship first in the third quarter of this year, while the larger version is estimated to ship later due to challenges with the device's display technology and battery life.

In addition to a larger display, both versions of the iPhone 6 are expected to include a thinner, bezel-free design, faster A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and an upgraded camera with optical image stabilization. The device is also expected to debut with Apple's latest iOS 8 mobile operating system, which will likely feature enhancements to Maps, Siri, and iCloud in addition to a new "Healthbook" app. Apple is also said to be negotiating with carriers to increase the price of the iPhone 6 by $100.

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I like the bezel free idea, and the slightly larger screen...I've been using my 5S as my browsing tool the last few months and you do struggle at times with the screen.
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:25 AM   #5
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I'm excited and I really can't wait! Need the BIG one!
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:25 AM   #6
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So a $750 iPhone with 16GB of storage? Can't wait.

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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:28 AM   #7
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Curved Display ? I hope not, don't see the benefit.
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:31 AM   #8
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:31 AM   #9
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I never got why the antenna reception couldn't go through the front glass bezel, either above or below the screen.
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:32 AM   #10
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The first iPhone had a plastic cutout... and the iPhone 3G and 3GS had a plastic back to allow the antennas to work.

The iPhone 4 and 4S had a glass back... and the iPhone 5 and 5S had a glass window for the antennas.

But since all iPhones have a glass front... what would prevent Apple from putting antennas beneath the glass on either side of the earpiece and home button?
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:32 AM   #11
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So a $750 iPhone with 16GB of memory? Can't wait.
You know? The 16GB unlocked model in my country costs $850... When the 5S was first released, the 16GB costed $1,200.
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:34 AM   #12
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A curved display would be nice, but I can't see it offering any real benefit other than aesthetics. If anything it may make it harder to use the device, and that is something Apple aren't likely to do.
Probably would be better for one-handed operation on a large(r) screen.

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The first iPhone had a plastic cutout... and the iPhone 3G and 3GS had a plastic back to allow the antennas to work.

The iPhone 4 and 4S had a glass back... and the iPhone 5 and 5S had a glass window for the antennas.

But since all iPhones have a glass front... what would prevent Apple from putting antennas beneath the glass on either side of the earpiece and home button?
Your head interference?
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:37 AM   #13
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The HTC One X had a 1280x720 4.7" curved display ... It's not something new in the market. The curve (if true) will be very slight and nothing like the LG Flex or Samsung Round...


An all aluminium rear back would rule out wireless charging though..
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:38 AM   #14
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Your head interference?
Maybe.

It's amazing that a device that fits in your pocket can connect to a cell tower miles away... but it seems weird that a human head weighing 8 pounds would cause that much of a problem.

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Old Apr 24, 2014, 02:46 AM   #15
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Maybe.

It's amazing that a device that fits in your pocket can connect to a cell tower miles away... but it seems weird that a human head weighing 8 pounds would cause that much of a problem.

Pointing a mobile phone antenna directly at your brain seems not to be a very good idea and may exceed the SAR value.
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You know? The 16GB unlocked model in my country costs $850... When the 5S was first released, the 16GB costed $1,200.
Price is ridiculous isn't it? If only it has micro-SD support but that's never gonna happen.
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Maybe.

It's amazing that a device that fits in your pocket can connect to a cell tower miles away... but it seems weird that a human head weighing 8 pounds would cause that much of a problem.

It is possible, Michael Knight had a metal plate in his head as a consequence of being shot in the head.
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I'm excited and I really can't wait! Need the BIG one!
Down boy, I have a big one already...
Seriously though, Apple needs to totally redesign iPhone 6 to capture mobile phone market.
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Pointing a mobile phone antenna directly at your brain seems not to be a very good idea and may exceed the SAR value.
And how thick is an iPhone?

The antenna is already close to your head. I feel like I'm already getting nuked!
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Down boy, I have a big one already...
Seriously though, Apple needs to totally redesign iPhone 6 to capture mobile phone market.
To capture? What do you mean? Over 40 millions high end iphones sold in a quarter - more than any high end smartphone makes in a year.. So, what do you mean by capture???
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 03:11 AM   #23
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I think it's about time you guys here on mac rumours to actually start picking your news sources more thourouly. It seems that you just post whatever you find and label it as 'news'. Even if it's conflicting with something you said just one week ago..
Use 9to5mac as an example.. I only keep coming here because your format is much better and the forums are great. Otherwise, I would have sticked with 9to5 long ago.
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I think it's about time you guys here on mac rumours to actually start picking your news sources more thourouly.
If I'm not mistaken, Mac Otakara actually has a decent track record.


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It seems that you just post whatever you find and label it as 'news'. Even if it's conflicting with something you said just one week ago..
Two different often-reliable sources can still have conflicting information. The site is MacRumors, not MacFact. If you only want to read about things that are 100% certain, may I direct you to http://www.apple.com

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Oh, such silliness!! :roll eyes:

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