Apple working on curved iPhone screens, enhanced sensors: report

Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:08pm EST

A collection of Apple smart covers are seen at the Apple store after the new iPad Air went on sale in San Francisco, California November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A collection of Apple smart covers are seen at the Apple store after the new iPad Air went on sale in San Francisco, California November 1, 2013.

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(Reuters) - Apple Inc is developing new iPhone designs including bigger screens with curved glass and enhanced sensors that can detect different levels of pressure, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, citing a unnamed person familiar with the plans.

With screens of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, the two new models would be Apple's largest iPhones, the person told Bloomberg.

The new handsets are still in development and plans haven't been completed, Bloomberg said citing the person, adding Apple probably would release them in the third quarter of next year.

Natalie Kerris, a spokeswoman for the Cupertino, California-based technology company, declined to comment.

(Reporting By Dhanya Skariachan; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Comments (3)
T_J_G_ wrote:
Add a temp reading for runners also a sensor that detects heart rates.
Help America get healthy with Apple!

Nov 10, 2013 12:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:
curved screens and improved sensors are already coming out on other phone. now that Jobs is gone apple has become a follower not a lead innovator.

Nov 10, 2013 7:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlexZ83 wrote:
I doubt Apple needs a curved screen for their phones. That would be a required feature for those “phablets” that won’t fit in person’s jeans pocket.

But hey, who knows, maybe that “unnamed person with the knowledge of the situation”, really knows best….

Nov 11, 2013 12:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
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