iPhone 6 Said to Adopt 'Bezel-Free' Display

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
     
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    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).
     
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    thats... ugly to me. but well, maybe i will change my mind ;)
     
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    Bigger display is a dead cert for me. Rest of the rumours are all wrong most likely.
     
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    Wonder if the stiffness of the cage gets compromised. I'll make sure to buy Apple care with this one.
     
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    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.
     
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    Yesssssssssss.

    The iPhone 6: the best iPhone since the iPhone 4.
     
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    God I hope so. I also hope the white space on the top and bottom are minimized a lot.
     
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    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.
     
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    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:'
     
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    If it is truly bezel free, how could you put a decent case on it without covering up part of the screen??
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    I don't see a radical change in design. This mockup will most likely be the closest to what the final product looks like.
     
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    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.
     
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    Less bezel is good. More screen size without a massive leap in phone size.
     
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    Wouldn't that make the glass/sapphire act as a lens?
     
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    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.
     
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    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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