5.8-Inch iPhone Expected to Have Flat Display Despite 'Curved' Rumors

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  1. littyboy macrumors 6502

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    You do realize they currently have the best displays right?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors 604

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    Compared to what other manufacturer that uses curved displays?
     
  3. one more macrumors regular

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    Apple have never positioned SE as a premium device, hence their talk about the recycling on its launch day. What I meant to say was that SE still handles most iOS tasks remarkably well. Its Touch ID works fine for me (you just need to keep the home button clean), stereo speakers in a phone is quite a joke anyway, its face time camera lets people recognise me instantly and I can live without a barometer. :) Different devices for different needs, with SE still being a great compact one, imho.
     
  4. Urban Joe macrumors 6502

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    So, the iPhone 8 rumors have gone flat. bHAHAha
     
  5. rochford macrumors member

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    Totally agree, just put a sim into an iPod Nano, would sell a ‘shirt’ load!
     
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    "iPhone Flip." ;)
     
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  8. manu chao macrumors 601

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    Oh, look at all this righteous indignation. How cute.
     
  9. 69Mustang macrumors 68040

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    You. Yeah you. You got a problem with righteous indignation?
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  10. skinned66 macrumors 6502a

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    2.5D glass is a pain the ass. It took me forever to source tempered glass covers that go to edge-to-edge and work with a case. Not looking forward to that process all over again.
     
  11. jmgregory1 macrumors 65816

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    The only reason Apple would use a "curved" display was to eliminate the physical buttons on the sides of the iPhone, replacing them with on-screen "buttons". There is no other good reason to have the screen wrap around the sides of the phone.

    I think a lot of people want some iteration of the iPhone (or other non-Apple product) that looks like something they've seen in a sci-fi movie. They're picturing some all-screen device that is thin, but has unlimited battery life (cause when has anyone ever seen devices in movies need to be charged?), won't break if they drop it and might even be completely clear like a piece of glass.
     
  12. manu chao macrumors 601

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    When it is about display brightness ...
     
  13. Accumulated Wealth macrumors newbie

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    I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and I hope Apple do not go down the route of curved displays. I have not yet found a use for it and it often looks like some of the text is falling off the curves.

    I want to move to Apple this year and really hope they produce a non curved dispaly.
     
  14. TurboPGT! Suspended

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    Of course it will have a flat display. It was never going to have a curved display. But I'm sure it will have curved glass on the edges. What does that remind of? Oh yea. The last 3 editions of iPhone.

    Try to remember that it was Samsung's misinterpretation of what Apple was planning to do with the iPhone 6 that forced "displays with curved edges" into the market...something no one ever asked for, still doesn't want, and still can't be legitimized.
     
  15. BlandUsername macrumors regular

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    As if anything 3D is useful, 3D should have stayed in the 1950's with crappy black and white movies.
     
  16. Jsameds macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried VR?
     
  17. diipii macrumors 6502

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    "curved rumours" Are they the ones heard round corners ?
     
  18. freezelighter macrumors member

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    **** yeah!
     
  19. marty11 macrumors regular

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    Prepare for the bare minimum it takes for Apple to sell millions of phones people. They aren't trying to knock your socks off. They are just trying to keep the gravy train rolling.
     
  20. dampfnudel macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, curved TVs are what I would call borderline beneficial. You can definitely live without it (as someone who has experienced it for several days).
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    And with Tim, keeping the gravy train rolling is what it's all about.
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    Better than regular 3D, but not life-altering or a true must-have, at least not yet.
     
  21. jdawgnoonan macrumors regular

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    It is a great display, I am not questioning that. But the curve sucks.
     
  22. Sefstah macrumors 6502

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    So did you switch to another phone? And why?
     
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    Ah Macrumors, where the biggest egos and most arrogant "opinions" come to attempt to battle it out in a futile and rather hilarious attempt to upstage one another in the battle of "who's the most right?"

    Ironically, most of the overblown, oversized and completely idiotic "opinions" formed around very minimal (if any) amounts of critical thinking and informed engineering and design analysis, are ALL missing ALL the points, and generally utterly wrong, which is sheer irony as they ALL think they're the one with the insight which the others have missed.

    Give your keyboards a break, may as well be humble enough to admit that you really haven't a single clue; and that's okay - being right comes second to being polite, humble, kind and quietly confident. Those who know don't crow... (and are currently working behind locked doors at Apple, in case you thought I was referring to you.)
     
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    10 am CST on a Monday and still no new articles at Macrumors. Weird.
     
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