iPhone 6 Said to Adopt 'Bezel-Free' Display

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's iPhone 6 will reportedly gain a "bezel-free" display when it launches later this year, according to a report from The Korea Herald focusing on both the next-generation iPhone and Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone.

    Mockup of iPhone 5s compared to larger bezel-free 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 sizes
    No significant details about Apple's plans for the iPhone 6 are shared in the report, with the majority of it focused on the Galaxy S5 and only a few sentences noting that Apple is working on a "similar" prototype with bezel-free display and fingerprint sensor. Samsung will reportedly be using a more standard fingerprint sensor than the display-wide fingerprint scanner or iris scanner that had previously been rumored for the device.
    Last November, Bloomberg reported that the iPhone 6 was planned to feature a larger display with "glass that curves downward at the edges", perhaps alluding to a bezel-less design in which the edge of the device is formed by the display glass itself rather than a separate bezel. A report last month from The Wall Street Journal claimed that the iPhone 6 "won't include a curved display", but it is possible that both reports could be correct if the design were to include a flat display panel fused to glass (or sapphire) cover that curved at the edges.

    Article Link: iPhone 6 Said to Adopt 'Bezel-Free' Display
  2. macrumors 68020


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
  3. macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
  4. macrumors 65832

    Jul 6, 2007
  5. macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    If this is correct, I think I can deal with that. I don't want a bigger phone, but the bezel-free 4.7" phone wouldn't be much bigger than the 5/5S.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Jan 9, 2008
    Boston, MA
    I think this will look good, and it works well for a phone, which you can hold in one hand. I don't think the same would be true for the iPad, though (maybe the Mini - definitely not the Air).
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 19, 2007
    thats... ugly to me. but well, maybe i will change my mind ;)
  8. macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2012
    Bigger display is a dead cert for me. Rest of the rumours are all wrong most likely.
  9. macrumors 68000

    Sep 15, 2012
    Wonder if the stiffness of the cage gets compromised. I'll make sure to buy Apple care with this one.
  10. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    These rumors have been around since the iPhone 4. And I've always said "Yes please!"

    So I'll say it again, I'd love to have it, but I doubt it'll happen just because of how many times these predictions have been made and been wrong.

    At the same time, that accidental touch theory for why it hasn't happened doesn't make much sense to me. Nobody holds the iPhone by the existing bezel - it's much too small as is. It's just an eyesore that needs to be done away with.
  11. macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2008

    The iPhone 6: the best iPhone since the iPhone 4.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2014
    God I hope so. I also hope the white space on the top and bottom are minimized a lot.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2007
    Boston, MA
    I'm with you on this one. Regarding bezels in particular, every new product that claims not to have them.. ends up having them. "Edge to edge screen" usually translates to "edge to edge glass," which the iPhone already has. But, I'd be plenty happy with a slightly slimmer bezel and a slightly slimmer phone with a slightly faster processor, as I usually am.
  14. macrumors 68020

    Jan 5, 2012
    Apple releases iPhone with bigger screen: 'APPLE ARE COPYING SAMSUNG :mad:'
    Samsung releases phone with finger print scanner: 'SEE! THERE'S NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT THE IPHONE.' :mad:'
  15. macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
  16. macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    If it is truly bezel free, how could you put a decent case on it without covering up part of the screen??
  17. macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    mockup is silly, top and bottom will be smaller as well. There are some "bezel-less" (in reality small bezels) phones out there already, like the LG G2 - which moved the button and volume control to the back because of small bezels
  18. macrumors 604


    Mar 26, 2008
    i doubt they will step away from the fingerprint sensor in the homebutton already. they probably spent lots of R&D on it plus they will try to milk it a little with next iPad getting the homebutton sensore next followed by a touch screen fingerprint sensor maybe on the iPhone 6S
  19. macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2011
  20. macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2009
    Scranton, PA
    I don't see a radical change in design. This mockup will most likely be the closest to what the final product looks like.
  21. macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2010
    Twin Cities
    Why do I feel like the same rumors are being recycled? They really need to beef up the phone if they're going to do a design with no bezel. I'm sick of being required to buy a case to keep my phone in good shape. I can handle small dings or scratches but one major drop with all this glass and your phone is f*cked.
  22. macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2006
    Aussie living in Canada
    Less bezel is good. More screen size without a massive leap in phone size.
  23. Editor emeritus


    Jul 10, 2003
    Falls Church, VA
    Wouldn't that make the glass/sapphire act as a lens?
  24. macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2011
    New York, NY
    Like emjaycee said... I don't know how this will work with cases. Except for super slim cases, most cases come over the edges of the phone a bit. I could also see a lot of accidental contact/interaction with the screen, just by the nature of holding a phone and your skin touching the edges.
  25. macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2012
    I don't want bezel free. How am I going to put a case on? I like the raised rim protector cases to keep my screen from being flat on a table as my phone lives face down on my desk all day.

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