The Apple rumor mill has started churning again!! The grapevine is abuzz that the tech giant is working on new designs for its next generation iPhones!
According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple is planning to releases not one, but two iPhones with large curved screens late next year.
A person familiar with the plans disclosed the Cupertino-based company is developing models believed to be equipped with screen sizes 4.7 and 5.5 inches and have glass displays that will incorporate some downward curvature.
It will also have enhanced sensors that can detect different pressures of touch.
The new gadgets are still in development stages and plans haven’t been completed. As of now, a release date around the third quarter of next year was hinted at, perhaps by September 2014, keeping in line with Apple’s tradition of unveiling new products around fall.
If launched, these would become the largest iPhones yet and push Apple into the phablet category for the first time. Till now, Apple has refrained from keeping up with the screen size demands of some of its Android rivals including Samsung, whose recently rolled out flagship Galaxy Note features a whopping 5.7 inches.
Apart from the larger screens, Apple is said to be working on new touch sensors that can differentiate between light and heavy touches on the phone. This technology will allow a touchscreen to detect finger pressure. Testing is currently underway for pressure-sensitive technology and it might be integrated in later models.
There has been no official confirmation from Apple about this, as Natalie Kerris spokesperson for Apple, refused to give any sort of comment.