5.8-Inch iPhone Said to Have Curved Display, But Not as Curved as Galaxy S7 Edge

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  1. Royal Gala, Mar 15, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017

    Royal Gala macrumors regular

    Royal Gala

    Nov 2, 2016
    Nonchalantly non-flat.
  2. dampfnudel macrumors 68030

    Aug 14, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    I think a lot of Plus owners who say they can't go back to a smaller size will change their minds when they see it. A 5.2" screen in the body size of the current 4.7" iPhone 7 (6/6s) will be too tempting given the significantly improved pocketable size vs. the minuscule .3" "downgrade" in screen size. For anyone still complaining about that .3" decrease, it's more of a mental thing for you that you have to settle for "less". For some who continue to say that, it's more likely a price issue than anything else that will hinder them from buying it.
  3. jameskachan macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    I just hope they remove the toned background on the Dock (as with the imagined mockup) — man it's annoying, been bothering me since day 1.
  4. MartiNZ macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2008
    Auckland, New Zealand
    This in response to those early iPhone 6 bending videos? Now you're just curving it wrong!
  5. DUIduckSAUCE macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2016
    This is sarcastic right? I think some people on this board actually argue with people in real life about which phone is best.
  6. macs4nw macrumors 601


    Newsflash: You're on a rumor site :D ..... but honestly, I too am utterly confused by all the conflicting iPhone stories, and lately my eyes just glaze over when I see words like 'analyst' or 'iPhone' in the same sentence.
  7. bushman4 macrumors 68000

    Mar 22, 2011
    what's the point of a curved screen if it does not offer any additional functionality
    Other than being cosmetically appeasing
    Hard to believe that Apple wouldnt optimize a curve screen phone with virtual buttons
  8. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    So the new iPhone will come with a slight bend in it when purchased. I think this is apple's way of saying "your phone hasn't bent, it was designed that way."
  9. Franshans Suspended

    Dec 27, 2016
    It's a rumors site, they don't really need to get it right.
    I also believe the design might not be finalized yet. Interesting months ahead :)
  10. Persicuta macrumors member


    Oct 7, 2015
    Sydney, Australia
    other displays are *pause* too curved. The iPhone strikes a....*slight pause* minimalist curvature in perfect *pause and smile* harmony with the user.
  11. rikscha macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2010
    Those rumours are so stupid. Of course it is 'curved' but this has nothing to do with Samsung curved.

    It is curved as in OLED Apple Watch curved. What's the big deal. This and nothing else. Couldn't be more obvious.

    Samsungs curved looks ridiculous.
  12. Vanilla35 macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
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    The glass is curved, not the screen.

    This will mean that it will maintain curved glass on the edge, but now the screen will curve slightly into that edge - it'll be much more seamless overall, and make the phone look like it has almost no bezels, while providing a much more modern look with the curves.

    Curve+ (™)
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    To be honest, it doesn't seem like they're implementing any use, or feature for/from the curve. It's literally just going to be aesthetics. This can be seen by the fact that they stated it would not be like Samsung's curve, which was purposely pronounced in order to build in some sort of functionality (which didn't end up working well)
  13. WBRacing macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2012
    That REALLY needs to replace the logo on the top left of this forum.
  14. Vanilla35 macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    Opposite type of curve I think. Convex vs. Concave lol
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    That's exactly what they shouldn't do. Just because there is the opportunity to add functionality doesn't mean it should be done. This must come down to the fundamentals of phone usage. Does the curve add additional functionality to how we would normally use our phones? The short answer to an apple implementation of added functionality without adding additional burdens like curved screen usage is 3D touch.

    I think it was implemented well, yet it is not a necessary feature for many, so in the end, to my opinion, it is lackluster. The same would be for curved display, but even more extreme, and actually could be cumbersome for many.
  15. Mactendo macrumors 68000

    Oct 3, 2012
    I hope that means the screen will be just slightly curved so it appears like it has no bezels. But in fact it will look and work like a flat screen.
  16. Gilligan's last elephant macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2016
    It's only six months since they all got their last phone and they are all desperate to get a new one. I thought iPhones were "magical"!!!!
  17. passatgt macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2011
  18. Mactendo macrumors 68000

    Oct 3, 2012
  19. Gilligan's last elephant macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2016
    Of course you did. And you probably once thought that phones with screens larger than 3.5" looked silly also ;-)
  20. Vanilla35 macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    Pretty sure that's what's going to happen
  21. KanosWRX macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2008
    I hate the idea that the new iPhone will have any curved screen at all!!! Seriously what is the benefit? It makes watching TV or Movies horrible! It makes reading websites harder! It makes putting on a case nearly impossible! Please tell me a benefit that out weighs al three of those? It's like curved TVs, absolutely worthless!! If it's curved then the iPhone 7 will be my last Apple phone, that simple.
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    Phones with larger screens are useful and practical. Curved screens make zero logical sense. All it does is distort everything your trying to look at!
  22. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2006
    In Hell
    Curved would be nice, new phone for me this year.
  23. neutralguy macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2015
    Use "go fund me"
  24. kuwxman macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2009
    Olathe, KS
    It's going to be like the Nexus 4. Been saying that since day 1. The edges are going to be sliiiightly curved only in the sense it makes swiping off the screen for more natural.
  25. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 46 years ago
    Sometimes I wonder if instead of curved left and right side displays, Apple will instead extend the display over the top and bottom edges.

    That would make it a distinct design, while avoiding more common side edge accidental touches.

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