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May 23, 2011

iPhone 5 may Feature Curved Glass Screen Like the iPod Nano

Steve Jobs' team are said to have purchased between 200 and 300 glass-cutting machines, specifically in order to use them to slice up curved glass display covers for the iPhone 5. This move has apparently been in an effort to accelerate production, with glass makers reportedly showing a reluctance to buy the machinery themselves due to its prohibitive cost. Lest you think this sense of urgency might accelerate the iPhone 5 from its earlier-rumored September launch, DigiTimes also reports that yields of curved glass are not yet good enough to start using said fancy machines. 

At least those Cupertino designers have a couple of generations of curved iPod nano screens under their belt, giving them a good idea of how to handle the atypical glass frontage.
 
 

14 comments:

Zombie said...

Hmmm... thats gonna look interesting.

mindlessfrk said...

curved? Looks weird...

i.o said...

looking forward what they'll come up with. i'm always impressed with their design department

Bob Ross Afro Blog said...

What a waste.

Xenototh said...

So wait, why would they use this new, apparently expensive, design?

kxxthanxx said...

is he gona cut them himself?

Triper said...

It looks awesome for me. I am impressed too.

BigMike said...

Well that will defiantly speed up production. And it was a Smart move on the part of Apple to take the risk away from the glass companies.

Dejch said...

hm intresting

LadyS said...

Hmm very interesting. But what really is the point.

Dave said...

Im really looking forward to the iphone 5 coming out.

Shona said...

that would be neat, would match my ipod then :3

Kicking Rocks said...

thats would be interesting!

Blogging Skater said...

not a big deal