Rumours that Apple is working on iPhones with larger displays are not new. But Bloomberg has learned that Apple is could also incorporate curved displays and enhanced sensors in future generations of iPhones. Citing an anonymous source “familiar with the plans,” the report suggests two larger iPhones are currently in development.
The first will have a 4.7-inch display while the second will sport a 5.5-inch one. Both could have displays that curve downward at the edges. Both are currently in development and are not expected until the third quarter of 2014 at the earliest.
The image above (by MyVoucherCodes.co.uk) gives you one possible interpretation while the video below gives you another:
Apple is also looking to incorporate more sophisticated sensors into future iPhones. Among them are pressure-sensitive ones able to distinguish between a light and heavy touch. These may not be ready in time for the next generation of iPhones and may only follow in a future one.
Both LG and Samsung have released smartphones with curved displays with the LG G Flex and Samsung Galaxy Round respectively. More are likely to launch in 2014 as a defining characteristic of the next generation of flagship devices.