Apple envisions future iPhone with wrap-around display

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A newly published Apple patent application describes a future smartphone with a transparent body and a flexible wrap-around display.

The iPhone of the future?
Your iPhone of the future may come with a clear glass body and a display that wraps all the way around.
The display itself would unwind, or unroll, around the device to reveal a wider array of items. As a result, more space would be available to display icons, photos, videos, and other content.
Users would interact with the device using touch gestures rather than physical buttons. For example, swiping along one of the sides could lock and unlock the device as an alternative to using the current hold button. That innovation would've pleased the late Steve Jobs, who always envisioned an iPhone without any physical buttons.
A bendable, flexible display is hardly a new concept in the tech field. But if Apple's patents are approved and the company actually uses the technology, the iPhone could once again outshine its smartphone rivals as a more innovative device.

But Apple better not sit still. Competitors such as Samsung, LG, and Nokia have already demoed their own flexible screens for mobile devices. Samsung is reportedly moving forward on mass production of such displays for release in the first half of 2013, according to a Wall Street Journal story published last November.
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http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/03/28/apple-looking-into-futuristic-device-with-wrap-around-display-and-seamless-glass-housing
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57576751-37/apple-envisions-future-iphone-with-wrap-around-display/
 

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Looks interesting but I am concerned about its fragility. Having a glass display all around means scratch or fall from anywhere will break it. Scary!
 

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Navjot Singh said:
Looks interesting but I am concerned about its fragility. Having a glass display all around means scratch or fall from anywhere will break it. Scary!
these phones are definitely not made for people using public transport especially in India :)
 


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