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Mobile Minute: Apple said to plan bigger iPhones

Apple may finally be caving in to pressure from competing smartphones with larger screens … or perhaps curving in is the more appropriate phrase here. Bloomberg reports that curved glass will be part of the next generation iPhone, and that the newest iPhones will have much bigger screens. An Apple insider told Bloomberg that a 4.7-inch iPhone and a 5.5 inch iPhone could show up as soon as the second half of next year.

The current iPhones have 4-inch screens. Some of the strongest competitors to the flagship iPhone 5s include the 5-inch Galaxy S4 and the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3. Curved screens are also starting to show up on flagship models, including the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy Round.

Bloomberg also reports that the new iPhone models will include enhanced sensors. That could mean that different amounts of pressure from the user could prompt different responses from the phone.


Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse is the publisher of Network Builder Reports ( At RCR, Martha authored more than 20 in-depth feature reports and more than 2,400 news articles. She also created the Mobile Minute and the 5 Things to Know Today series. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York and managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Martha is the board president of Austin's Trinity Center and is a member of the Women's Wireless Leadership Forum.

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