Alongside the news that Apple is reportedly working on touch-free iPhone controls, a recent Bloomberg report also indicated that the company is investigating using curved screens in its future handsets.
Now the website iDropNews has worked in conjunction with Martin Hajek to produce a number of mockups to give us an idea of what these iPhones could eventually look like.
We’re slightly more bemused by the Nokia 8110-style keyboard cover which is included in a couple of the images, which would presumably cover half the screen with little benefit when the phone isn’t in use.
The last time news about a curved iPhone broke, it was for an entirely different reason. Back when the iPhone 6 first launched, some users reported that their handsets were bending if they put too much pressure on them.
Obviously an iPhone that’s designed to be curved would be a different story entirely.
Beyond curved phones there are hopes that we might see handsets one day with entirely flexible displays. Samsung is reportedly working on such a phone, codenamed the Galaxy X, for release in 2018, and earlier this year LG showed off a concept television with a display that could be rolled away entirely.
If Apple is indeed working on a curved iPhone, it’s unlikely that we’d see it within the next two years, so renders like this will be the best we’ll get for the foreseeable future.
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