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November 12, 2013 4:52:11 PM

I'm willing to bet money on the fact that this doesn't happen
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November 12, 2013 5:24:02 PM

everyone just add up what already on market : bigger phone, curved display, even the design looks like mac mouse
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November 12, 2013 5:34:12 PM

The curved iPhone also doubles as a mouse.
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November 12, 2013 5:40:59 PM

If Apple does release a curved display, who wants to bet they will try to claim some sort of technological innovation?
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November 12, 2013 5:53:51 PM

I can see a screen size increase, but not curvature.

If they did, however, I can guarantee it will be the next 'big innovation"

wait a minute....
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November 12, 2013 6:02:02 PM

If I had a curved phone, I would be worried about cracking it by crushing it between two relatively flat surfaces. Unnecessary curvy devices annoy me since they do not stack or pack very well/safely/efficiently.
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November 12, 2013 6:03:57 PM

Shut up and take my money!!
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November 12, 2013 6:21:09 PM

if it doubles as a mouse, it would be fun to put an expensive phone on its face and drag it around a surface.

my take, the technology is here, they just need to think of creative ways to use it.
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November 12, 2013 6:27:08 PM

NOOOO. I have been using iPhones because of the smaller screens and powerful hardware. God I am getting tired of the huge phones seriously. I remember a time when we made fun of the iPad saying it was just a big ass iphone. Now look at use with 4.7 in phone everywhere.
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November 12, 2013 6:38:59 PM

I'm not sure what advantages there are to a curved screen anyhow. If someone can think of something, please enlighten me.
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November 12, 2013 7:13:32 PM

I do not like having hard buttons right on the screen which eats up screen real estate. So if they get rid of them and full the screen all the way to the bottom it can make the phone a little bit smaller.

I look forward to the day when the screen is boarderless.
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November 12, 2013 7:19:26 PM

JD88 said:
I'm not sure what advantages there are to a curved screen anyhow. If someone can think of something, please enlighten me.


Fo hype for sure.
It's a curved phone. OMG!!!
Me : What does it do?
It's a curved phone.
Me : Yah I Know, what does it do?
It's a curved phone.
Me : :no:  Never mind then.
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November 12, 2013 8:15:55 PM

REPORT: next iphone will be made of unicorn horns! :-)
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November 12, 2013 8:32:51 PM

kenyee said:
REPORT: next iphone will be made of unicorn horns! :-)

Nah, pegasus feathers - if the phone can fly, people won't need to carry it or worry about dropping it. No need to worry about the size and weight quite as much either!
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November 12, 2013 9:03:51 PM

audiophillia said:
NOOOO. I have been using iPhones because of the smaller screens and powerful hardware. God I am getting tired of the huge phones seriously. I remember a time when we made fun of the iPad saying it was just a big ass iphone. Now look at use with 4.7 in phone everywhere.


There's a BIG (no pun intended) difference between a 5-inch phone and a 9.7-inch tablet.

Some people like big screens, and some don't, but I think the overall preference is towards bigger, mainly because most people use two hands to operate their phone anyway, so being small enough to use with one hand isn't a necessity.
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November 12, 2013 9:08:22 PM

JD88 said:
I'm not sure what advantages there are to a curved screen anyhow. If someone can think of something, please enlighten me.


Supposedly it would conform to your face and/or pocket better. Also, it's sort of a technological stepping stone towards developing truly "flexible" phones

And, according to this article, they have the potential to greatly reduce or eliminate screen reflection (especially outside)
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/10/why-samsungs-curved-s...
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November 12, 2013 10:56:39 PM

I hope not. I don't see the value that curved displays add to the product.
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November 12, 2013 11:02:24 PM

Apple will claim it invented the curved display and sue Samsung like it did about a rectangular device with rounded corners
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November 12, 2013 11:36:10 PM

I've been using a Note 3 (pants) and an HTC One for the last year because I got fed up with Apples smaller screens. That said I would move back in a flash if they produced something with a reasonable sized display. However, the curved phone idea is really putting me off! Why would I be happy to move back to iOS? Because I am a developer and I can develop much better apps on iOS as Android is crap for audio and midi. In general iOS has a much better standard of app which reflects the ease of which we can develop on this platform and how much better performance we get from it. For now I'm suffering Android, and over my animated wallpapers, widgets, and poor stutters/Mb of memory. A good experience is more than a phone full of gimmicks (Samsung).
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November 13, 2013 12:01:59 AM

Why do we need curved phones? I don`t get it? Besides being different from what we have today, why would i be interested in something that is so small and has a curved screen. I would understand it if it was a 27"+ screen ... so that it surrounds my vision, but from a small device like a phone ??? To me is as useless as putting ridiculous resolutions to 4" phone screens.
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November 13, 2013 1:24:38 AM

so who copy who now?
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November 13, 2013 2:48:20 AM

Everything above 5-inches is too big for a phone. It does not fit in your pocket anymore.
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November 13, 2013 4:40:53 AM

Curve display doesnt stop the screen from cracking if u drop the phone
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November 13, 2013 5:06:04 AM

Will it be able to hand a drop on a soft carpeted surface and not crack the screen? Will it have a good map program?
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November 13, 2013 5:13:29 AM

Me too, me too! LOLOL
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November 13, 2013 12:18:01 PM

I bet apple tries to patent the curved display then sues LG and Samsung.
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November 13, 2013 2:37:45 PM

Flexible i get but curved? Why?
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November 13, 2013 2:55:57 PM

Fail on the photoshopping... That is a FLAT screen... Curved back though... But we're not talking about a curved back.
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November 13, 2013 2:58:33 PM

Duzzi said:
Flexible i get but curved? Why?

A common reason for companies doing something that does not seem to make a whole lot of meaningful sense: because they can... and there probably are people willing to pay a ridiculous premium for the novelty.
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November 13, 2013 5:34:05 PM

I don't think APPLE will come out this kind of not usable iphone
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November 13, 2013 6:17:23 PM

JD88 said:
I'm not sure what advantages there are to a curved screen anyhow. If someone can think of something, please enlighten me.


I have used a Nexus S in the past. Curved screen (curved top-to-bottom, like LG's, not side-to-side, like Samsung's) is actually conforming really nice to one's cheek during usage, and gives a good feel when using the screen in landscape position, as well (thumbs can reach easier towards the center of the screen). Since LG's recent phone can actually withstand an accidental straightening of the screen (say by sitting on it), I would say it's a pretty good implementation of that feature.
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November 14, 2013 6:48:31 AM

coming soon... the Iphone 6 Galaxy and Note. About time apple got with the program and built bigger phones. Too bad if the rumor is actually true, they are so late to market. Apple seems like the next blackberry. They keep pushing innovations that people don't want or care about. One handed texting, fingerprint scanner, colors... I could care less. All around me I see people dumping their beloved Iphone for androids with bigger screens.
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November 14, 2013 10:42:34 AM

glass half empty said:
coming soon... the Iphone 6 Galaxy and Note. About time apple got with the program and built bigger phones. Too bad if the rumor is actually true, they are so late to market. Apple seems like the next blackberry. They keep pushing innovations that people don't want or care about. One handed texting, fingerprint scanner, colors... I could care less. All around me I see people dumping their beloved Iphone for androids with bigger screens.


Everything they do is a late copy.

Notification center - Copied
System toggles - Copied
Multitasking - Copied
Design language - Copied (and badly)
Curved screen (if it happens) - Copied
Lock screen camera shortcut - Copied

What exactly have they came up with themselves?


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November 14, 2013 4:39:48 PM

That picture looks like the Apple Magic Mouse photoshopped with some Iphone features.
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December 26, 2013 6:32:29 PM

i don't care if the screen is curved or if the thing is razor thin. in fact, i would actually prefer a shape closer to the traditional cordless phone. imagine a phone that's actually got a charge when you need it and with that much extra space, they could actually put a decent camera in there and we can finally put a death nail in the point and shoot coffin.
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