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

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  1. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Compared to what other manufacturer that uses curved displays?
  2. one more macrumors 6502a

    one more

    Aug 6, 2015
    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.
  3. Urban Joe Suspended

    Mar 19, 2012
    So, the iPhone 8 rumors have gone flat. bHAHAha
  4. rochford macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Totally agree, just put a sim into an iPod Nano, would sell a ‘shirt’ load!
  5. Glideslope macrumors 603


    Dec 7, 2007
    A quiet place in NY.
    "iPhone Flip." ;)
  6. SemperMac macrumors member


    Jun 8, 2003
    Denmark, near the border to Germany
  7. manu chao macrumors 603

    Jul 30, 2003
    Oh, look at all this righteous indignation. How cute.
  8. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    You. Yeah you. You got a problem with righteous indignation?
  9. skinned66 macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2011
    Ottawa, Canada
    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.
  10. jmgregory1 macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2010
    Chicago and a few other places around the world
    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.
  11. manu chao macrumors 603

    Jul 30, 2003
    When it is about display brightness ...
  12. Accumulated Wealth macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2017

    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.
  13. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
    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.
  14. BlandUsername macrumors regular


    Jan 18, 2016
    In yer server room, fixing the tubes
    As if anything 3D is useful, 3D should have stayed in the 1950's with crappy black and white movies.
  15. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    Have you tried VR?
  16. diipii macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2012
    "curved rumours" Are they the ones heard round corners ?
  17. freezelighter macrumors regular


    Sep 23, 2014
    Liestal, Switzerland
    **** yeah!
  18. marty11 macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
    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.
  19. dampfnudel macrumors 68030

    Aug 14, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    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).
    --- Post Merged, Mar 13, 2017 ---
    And with Tim, keeping the gravy train rolling is what it's all about.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 13, 2017 ---
    Better than regular 3D, but not life-altering or a true must-have, at least not yet.
  20. jdawgnoonan macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2007
    Clive, Iowa
    It is a great display, I am not questioning that. But the curve sucks.
  21. Sefstah macrumors 6502a

    Dec 21, 2015
    So did you switch to another phone? And why?
  22. 6foot5foot, Mar 13, 2017
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    6foot5foot Suspended

    Mar 9, 2017
    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.)
  23. brianvictor7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2013
    United States
    10 am CST on a Monday and still no new articles at Macrumors. Weird.
  24. 2457248 Suspended

    Apr 4, 2016
  25. oliversl macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    The iPhone 6, 6s and 7 are already too round. Make it flat with protected edges, or else you can't live without a case, and all the design is lost.

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