The news come from unnamed Bloomberg sources, who suggest the next iPhone will have two sizes and will be larger than the 4.0-inch display currently on the iPhone 5S. Apple has long been named the elder in the room when it comes to screen sizes, where Samsung, HTC and Nokia are venturing into 6-inch territory, Apple decides to stick with their current 4-inch format.
This is a common rumor we are seeing regarding Apple’s next iPhone and we don’t have any doubts the company will be looking to expand the size of the screen for the iPhone. The question is will they go as far as to add a 5.5-inch model with curved edges or will they stick under 5-inches, in normal smartphone space.
Curved displays are still seen as a gimmick, LG and Samsung are both battling for the best spot on the ladder, with the LG G Flex and Galaxy Round both available in South Korea for abnormally high prices. Apple could see the flexible display feature as a way to redesign the iPhone to fit better in the user hand, by rounding corners and making sure the screen matches the curve.
Apple is also working on ways to make sure user input on the device is more recognised, possibly adding more sensors to the screen. This will allow harder presses to be noted by the screen and Apple could add different user functions depending on the press.
Reports say most Android flagships will be released early this year, at CES or MWC 2014. This means Apple could be six or eight months behind the opposition when it comes to the next generation smartphone, they will have to live up to expectations.