Apple to release two large screen iPhones with curved glass in Q3 2014
According to Bloomberg, Apple is preparing a set of new designs including iPhones with curved glass and bigger screens. In addition, an enhanced sensor measuring the blood pressure is also under development, revealed a person familiar with Apple’s plans.
Apple is preparing two new models for late-2014. Both will have larger displays and curved glasses around the edges. The unnamed source has also revealed that new sensors distinguishing light and heavy touches will be included. The first model is said to arrive with a 4.7-inch display, while the second is expected with a 5.5 inch screen, which would make it the largest iPhone and a direct competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3. As you know, Samsung launched its 5.7-inch device back in September 2013, followed by world’s first curved smartphone – the Galaxy Round. Just a few weeks later, the other Korean giant, LG has presented its curved alternative – the LG G Flex. Now, it seems another company is entering the curved –smartphone market though its potential is questionable.
Apple has declined to comment over the latter rumors, but many analyzers believe that Apple is lagging behind the leading Android vendors in terms of the screen size. The California –based company has already entered new market segments with its budget oriented iPhone 5c. Offering lower prices, Apple tries to attract different customers – those who are not willing to spend a significant amount of money for the more premium iPhone 5s.
Probably, offering a large screen device would be Apple’s next logical move. According to preliminary results, Apple predicts its slowest revenue growth since 2008. Samsung also expects the last quarter shipments to decline to a “low single digit”.
In other news, Apple is launching a new component factory in Arizona and $578 million have been paid for exclusive rights over sapphire materials developed by GT Advanced Technologies.