The iPhone is set to adopt some curves according to the latest Apple smartphone rumours.
This one comes from ever-present font of Apple speculation DigiTimes, which reckons that the Cupertino company has invested a lot of money in several hundred glass cutting machines which manufacturers were hesitant to purchase themselves due to the cost involved.
Currently being stored, the machinery will be brought online once “yield rates for the production of curved glass reaches a satisfactory level”, according to DT’s source anyway.
This all seems a little far-fetched, given that it sounds like a lot of dosh for Apple to fork out with the benefits of a curved screen being unclear. Unless Apple is thinking of something other than simple curved-glass-to-cheek comfort levels, and has a surprise up its sleeve.
At any rate, if this does turn out to be true, whether the curvy lines are destined for the iPhone due later this year – potentially the 4GS – or for next year’s model, which might be the iPhone 5 and a bigger upgrade, we shall have to see.