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Future iPhones Could Be Big and Curvy, More Sensitive to Pressure

While today’s iPhone is a thin, flat slab of glass and electronics, Apple is experimenting with some radically new looks.

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According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is prepping curved screen models for next year that would feature, among other things, larger displays than found on the iPhone 5 and 5s.

LG and Samsung have both announced curved-screen smartphones of their own, with the LG Flex and Galaxy Round, respectively.

Bloomberg said Apple is working on two curved models for the second half of the year, with screens of 4.7 and 5.5 inches — both larger than Apple’s current models.

The company is also working on new pressure-sensing technology that could distinguish between heavy and light touches, though that may take beyond next year to bring to market, Bloomberg said.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik