Apple reinvented the cellphone when it released the first smartphone in 2007. And although the company is still considered a leader in the space, other companies like Samsung and Google have created real competition for the iPhone. One of the biggest differences between the iPhone and other high-end model phones is the screen size, as all the other companies offer significantly larger screens. Now new rumors are surfacing that Apple will unveil a phone next year with a larger screen and possibly a curved display.
According to bloomberg.com:
“Two models planned for release in the second half of next year would feature larger displays with glass that curves downward at the edges, said the person, declining to be identified because the details aren’t public. Sensors that can distinguish heavy or light touches on the screen may be incorporated into subsequent models, the person said.
“With screens of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, the two new models would be Apple’s largest iPhones, the person said, and would approach in size the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 that Samsung Electronics Co. debuted in September. The South Korean maker last month released its curved-screen Galaxy Round, the latest phone in an array of sizes and price points that’s helping keep Samsung ahead of Apple in global market share. ”
Of course this will be a big deal for Apple as it will give them the large screen phones it has been lacking from its product offerings to compete with the large phones in the Android market. It may be unlikely for Apple to introduce two new screen sizes next year, but even one would be seen as a revolutionary change for the iPhone 6. And if Apple were to perfect the pressure sensitivity sensors that could also be game-changing technology.
As reported by techcrunch.com:
“The sensor developments are potentially more interesting to those who find the current screen size of the iPhone adequate; true pressure sensitivity (currently, some crude extent of that is possible via the iPhone’s accelerometer) would make drawing and handwriting applications on the iPhone and iPad much, much better. Apple could sell the devices as professional-level artistic devices if it introduces those kinds of features, in addition to just making things better for everyday users who want to jot notes and doodle, for example, or perform minor photo touch-ups.”
There have been rumors about Apple testing larger screen sizes before, but this time it comes from a reputable source from Bloomberg.