iPhone 5 to Sport Curved Glass Surface

| Rumor

Apple’s next generation iPhone, commonly referred to as the iPhone 5, will reportedly include a curved glass face. If the rumor turns out to be true, this will mark the first time Apple has deviated from its flat-face design for the combination iPod and smartphone.

Curved glass iPhone? Maybe.Rumors say curved glass coming to iPhone 5

Unnamed industry sources, according to DigiTimes, claim the Cupertino-based company has already bought between 200 and 300 glass cutting machines to help get manufactures on board since they apparently aren’t excited about investing in the equipment necessary to make the glass for Apple’s phones.

The cutting machines are currently being stored at the facilities where they will eventually be used, although no glass is currently being produced for the iPhone 5. Apparently Apple is working with its suppliers to ramp up parts availability before jumping into glass cutting.

So far, there isn’t any official word on when to expect the iPhone 5 to hit store shelves. Rumors and industry analysts are pointing to a September release, which is a couple months later than Apple’s typical iPhone upgrade window.

Comments

mlvezie

Jeff, I can just hear you say, “Fakety-fake-fake-fake”...

Shellback3

And this is to ensure that no matter how the phone is tilted there will always be a reflection?

Dave Hamilton

It’ll be an EQS (equal sunlight reflector)

Lee Dronick

And this is to ensure that no matter how the phone is tilted there will always be a reflection?

You beat me to the punch, I was going to make a similar statement

Also there may a problem with hitting the right spot when touching the screen.

Shellback eh? Did you Cross the Line?

Joze

A curved glass display is really kinda of a add-on in most cases. It feels a bit nicer against the face, but other than that…nothing at all.

computerbandgeek

It seems much more likely that the back would be made out of curved glass, to more closely match the look/feel of the 3g/s that felt a lot nicer in the hand..

Lee Dronick

It seems much more likely that the back would be made out of curved glass, to more closely match the look/feel of the 3g/s that felt a lot nicer in the hand..

That makes a lot of sense.

Mikuro

A curved screen seems backwards to me. If smartphones were primarily used for phone calls, that would be one thing, but let’s be honest: they are not. Seems like it would only hamper its usability for everything besides talking on the phone.

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