It sounds like it isn’t just Samsung and LG who are looking to add curved screen to their portfolio. Bloomberg has suggested that Apple is readying an curved screen iPhone too. An anonymous source told the news agency
Two models planned for release in the second half of 2014 would have larger displays with glass that curves downward at the edges.
The source also said that Apple was finally going to embrace the Phablet trend with large screen handsets. If the source is correct then the next gen of iPhones will sport screens of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches.
I wonder if the company has assessed the sales performance of the 5S (very impressive) and the 5C (less so) and will in future continue to focus on premium iPhones.
Bloomberg also suggests that sales of smartphones for both Apple and Samsung are slowing down.
Revenue growth for the current quarter, Apple’s traditional holiday sales period, may be the slowest since 2008, according to data compiled by Bloomberg based on the company’s financial forecast published last month. Samsung said last month it expects this quarter’s shipment growth rate from the prior quarter to fall to a “low single digit” percentage from the “mid-10 percent range” the prior period.
Here’s all you need to know about flexible screens.