The next iPhone hopefully will include something like this.

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  1. CthrewU macrumors member

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  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    One of those, oh something new, but no obvious practically, so far.
     
  3. CthrewU thread starter macrumors member

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    That's why I'd like to see what Apple could do with it;)
     
  4. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Than how are you going to hold it and not activate the icons on the sides by mistake. ?
     

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  5. CthrewU thread starter macrumors member

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    Maybe the same way they manage to ignore unintentional touches with the ipad mini and ipad air. Maybe the sides aren't touch capacititive and are there for display purposes only? Who knows?

    I'am not a Apple hardware engineer. I'am simply looking forward to more usable and useful space on a future iOS device.

    Why so much cynicism?
     
  6. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    I have about zero interest in having no bezel on a phone. Makes it impossible to hold without obscuring SOMETHING on the screen. And forget wanting to put a case on it.
     
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    Seems very impractical. I can see them doing something like this for the iWatch but not an iPhone.
     
  9. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    This is ugly. I don't want this on my iPhone so I hope they don't ever include something like this. Really dont see the point. A cool thing I can think of...double screens. Meaning if your phone is on it's front or back, it has a screen that you can operate.
     
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    Samsung's CEO did an on-stage demo of this, where they had a prototype device in a leather case and notifications would scroll along the screen-covered edge, so you could see them without opening the case.

    It looked cool, but I dunno. I like the iPhones metal bezel; it adds a touch of class and a sense of high quality (as dumb as that probably sounds).

    I suppose you could make it so that your notifications scroll and the sides aren't touch sensitive, but I don't know how much added functionality that would give me personally. It's easy enough to drag down notification center.
     
  11. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    An idea that past concept phone designs have used, is a display that wraps completely around the device for use as a virtual "skin".

    This allows changing the device's case "wallpaper" or theme to fit your mood / time / location.

    Of course, it seems like a waste to make all of that high resolution. At least, not unless it costs just pennies in the future.
     
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    Welcome to Macrumors.
     
  13. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    this looks stupid. but generally speaking renderings do look stupid and apple generally makes stuff that doesn't look stupid. I'm sure if they ever went with this idea, they'd find a way to make it work.

    on a side note i really dont get whats so special about these curved screens. You tilt your phone and see updates? how hard is it to press one button?
     
  14. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Very bad idea. Doubt Apple would commit suicide like this.
     
  15. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Use battery life for something that can potentially be a security risk? No thanks.
     
  16. CthrewU thread starter macrumors member

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    The concept is interesting and yes it's is a prototype. Hardly stupid looking but to each his own. The video of the demo still looks cool. Somebody will implement something like this in the near future. Hears hoping Apple can wow the world again with something useful and in a beautiful design.
     
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    that is a terrible idea. drop it once and boom no screen. can't even have a case on it either.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That was worth digging the thread up from nowhere?
     
  20. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Wearables?
     
  21. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    The only practical application for this I can see is for an iwatch, if that ever comes to fruition.
     
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    Hopefully the next iPhone includes nothing like that.
     

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