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Several reports have claimed that the next generation iPhone would feature only minor changes from the design of the iPhone 4, but according to a new report from Digitimes, Apple's new handset may feature a at least one big change from its predecessors. After talking things over with its sources, Digitimes is claiming that the iPhone 5 will sport a "curved cover glass." Those same tipsters say that Apple is so committed to bringing a curved glass design to its next iPhone that it actually purchased 200-300 glass cutting machines to be used by glass makers after those firms were a little hesitant to drop the cash on the machines themselves.

This wouldn't be the first time that Apple used a curved glass design in one of its products (4th generation iPod Nano), or the first time we've seen such a design on a cell phone. Recently, the Nexus S featured a concave display that Samsung said is meant to improve "perceived usability." It's not clear whether the curved glass design that Apple is planning will be more akin to the iPod Nano, Nexus S, or something entirely different, but whichever they decide to go with, it'll be quite a change from previous iPhones. Would any of you be interested in an iPhone that has a curved cover glass?

Via MacRumors, Digitimes

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Heidi Schuchard Lardizabal
Heidi Schuchard Lardizabal nexus should sue apple for coping them like they are trying to do to samsung
Jim Parker
Jim Parker Too late the Nexus S already has curved glass.
John Cruz
John Cruz No apple is horrible android rules
Sunny Patel
Sunny Patel Only if it was 4g capable, and dual core... especially if they cut the price by two hundred bucks.... and if it runs android OS, LOL!!!
Brandon Joyce
Brandon Joyce Yess!
Ayoub Hage
Ayoub Hage Over iPhone I really am
Henry Murillo
Henry Murillo If it's 4g then yes
Ryan Bassil Yousif
Ryan Bassil Yousif NOOOOOO
Athena Athens
Athena Athens I would buy anything from apple. why? Cause their stuff works the first time and everytime. No lag and not buggy.
Lewis Hachmeister
Lewis Hachmeister @Peter Kis...LUCKY!!! I'm on T-Mobile USA and I just found out that the S2 is unavailable for me as of yet. So bummed out. I would take one of those over the iPhone any day. Do you love it??
George Espinosa
George Espinosa Yup
Charles Nashed
Charles Nashed It's all about the samsung galaxy II! No phone comes close!!!
Gia Clarke
Gia Clarke I would buy anything Apple, Alll Riitee
Peter Kis
Peter Kis Heck no. Very very happy with my Galaxy S II
Teron Facey
Teron Facey If I owned one the answer would be no cause if you drop it by accident its going to cost you an arm and a leg just to get the screen fixed.
Ross Silva
Ross Silva fuck no
Kimberly Ramsey Nunley
Kimberly Ramsey Nunley Yeah
Adam Schweiger
Adam Schweiger I think having glass on the back is a bad idea
Pierre Ware
Pierre Ware Idk cuz it depends what they do with iOS 5 but that does sound cool
Chris Setar
Chris Setar Let em copy the nexus s lol who cares about the iphone I look at it like madden games new one every year little tiny difference from the last one but still the same thing as before
Ali Lawi Mosawi
Ali Lawi Mosawi these people would buy anything from Apple
Alexis Lara
Alexis Lara IDK
Andréa Henry
Andréa Henry Yeap :-)
Joshuah Landazuri
Joshuah Landazuri The only way im buying an iphone is if they update the os to something more, you know, cool.
Lander Waitforit Williamson
Lander Waitforit Williamson Lame
Jason Allen Lucas
Jason Allen Lucas No, pos
Melissa Baxter
Melissa Baxter I'm still in the stone ages with the Samsung Rogue. I recently dropped my phone down a flight of concrete stairs I was amazed when I put the battery back in the phone it still worked and the screen wasn't cracked. I'm still skeptical about purchasing a iPhone or Android phone as I'm afraid that the screens break too easily.
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz What is an iphone
Anh-Tuan Le
Anh-Tuan Le Sure, if it also has WiFi hotspot, 4G, flash support, OTA app updates, enhanced notifications, etc. You know, the important stuff.
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Nope
Nole Lazaroff
Nole Lazaroff Of course I would!
Ashish Upadhye
Ashish Upadhye definitely, .. NO !!!!!!!
Nick Koval
Nick Koval I wouldnt buy one if it was made out of gold...
Brian Blaauwbroek
Brian Blaauwbroek I would for sure. I've had an Android phone, iPhone and windows phone. Love them all for different reasons.
Jariel Freeman
Jariel Freeman Yah I would get one or just wait to they come out with the iPod touch 5g
Gordon Christie
Gordon Christie Not even if it was made of quartz
Ryan Edwards
Ryan Edwards Iphone is easy and polished with a gorgeous display. Droid is good for people who like open sources. Now will everyone stop picking sides?! Holy fuck
Frank Brackett
Frank Brackett I really like the iPhone 4 design think its the smoothest running phone period. the only way I can justify having one is if it had OTA updating and or syncing.
Mamahnita Combs
Mamahnita Combs All phones are not without problems. It's all about personal choice. U choose what's best for you. I have nothing but price against the Iphone and that I would have to send it in if something went wrong with the battery. Cost too much.
Shawn Knoll
Shawn Knoll I wouldn't use a Iphone even if you gave it to me. Android for life
Ryan Edwards
Ryan Edwards Why do people have to pick droid or apple? In neutral..its a damn phone..just give a opinion. Woww. The immaturity in people is incredible..
Jamel Taylor
Jamel Taylor i would buy a iphone5 if it has LTE
Fernando Teixeira
Fernando Teixeira Of Course!
Javier S. Anaya
Javier S. Anaya Never hated the nano for the curved screen.
Thy Heng
Thy Heng Ehh...if i want to downgrade my intelligence
Srikanth Reddy Somereddy
Srikanth Reddy Somereddy So iPhone copying from Nexus S
Anonymous Yep
Anthony Dunlap
Anthony Dunlap Nope I don't like apple products
Oliver Halmos-Risko
Oliver Halmos-Risko No. I would not buy an Iphone. DHD
Santiago Alexander Cruz
Santiago Alexander Cruz Sure why not. I hope the next Iphone will include NFC.
Juan R Evangelista
Juan R Evangelista yea
Sean Patrick Cleary
Sean Patrick Cleary If it comes to Sprint i would.
Mychael Rendón
Mychael Rendón is this a done deal or are we speculating on speculation?
Augustas Juršenas
Augustas Juršenas Lmao NOOOO
Gary Lancaster
Gary Lancaster Apple McFanboys will buy anything with an Apple logo on it...without thinking twice
Darryl Mouzone
Darryl Mouzone Why people get all worked up to bash Android phones or the iPhone I'll never know. It always makes me laugh. People act like it's a life or death choice. I say buy whatever phone you like.
Guillermo De León
Guillermo De León I would never buy an iphone!
Travis RozayRichie Logan
Travis RozayRichie Logan Yeah I would ... Got the iPhone 4 already...
Diaz Jorge
Diaz Jorge Curved screen He'll no why curved, any benefits
Angel Miguel Peguero
Angel Miguel Peguero what this aint revolutionary
Ilyas Khayrutdinov
Ilyas Khayrutdinov I wouldn't buy an iPhone, period
Jon Jerico Calanio
Jon Jerico Calanio @Steve Hartsock: Sluggish? Samsung Galaxy S II says hi. Plastic? My aluminum frame HTC Desire HD would like to have a word with you.
Jose Aviles
Jose Aviles Can someone say Nexus S lol
Dtb Kyee
Dtb Kyee Nooooooo
Keith Thompson
Keith Thompson Trent sprint sucks there number 4 in cell phone carriers
Cathie Sherman
Cathie Sherman yes!!
August V. Brown
August V. Brown if they made it like the nexus s where the glass was curved then Yes that would be great.
Brad Freeman
Brad Freeman If it drops the curved glass would break faster than flat glass. And I can't imagine it's cheaper to make either
Damien Brooks
Damien Brooks I still hate apple.
David Imm
David Imm ehh
Larry Ayonn
Larry Ayonn Someone beat me to the Nexus S comment, I love mine.
Kamal Halder
Kamal Halder yeak thoo IPhone Never, didn't like in any point of time when there was no Android.
Kamal Halder
Kamal Halder yeak thoo IPhone Never, didn't like in any point of time when there was no Android.
Kamal Halder
Kamal Halder yeak thoo IPhone Never, didn't like in any point of time when there was no Android.
PLatnum Da Street Poet
PLatnum Da Street Poet Really after all Android does they try to respond back with a curved screen? Lmfao
Bryan Floss Uribe
Bryan Floss Uribe Would you buy a Nexus S? Its not that serious o____O
Daniel Steven
Daniel Steven Like the nexus s? How about something that hasn't been done. Let's make it double as a beard trimmer?
Austin Ochoa
Austin Ochoa Heck yeah!?! If apple came out with a freakin box I would by it!! <----- apple fan boy
Steve Hartsock
Steve Hartsock Yeah, the phAndroids have nothing better to do than to attack Apple at every chance. Meanwhile they peck away on sluggish, plastic phone that are hardly EVER updated. Have fun with that!
Johnny Torres
Johnny Torres Team Android! Eff the rest!
Kyle Taylor
Kyle Taylor Yes because it would fit in your palm so much better like the 3Gs did.
Michael Molyneux
Michael Molyneux Iphone 5!? Never knew it was out????
Joe McCann
Joe McCann Yes.
Christine ChrissyChris Galvin
Christine ChrissyChris Galvin I don't understand if u aren't and iPhone fan don't comment and I would like to see how it would feel with curved glass on the back...
Wutthichai Rit-Uan
Wutthichai Rit-Uan #Victor- No FUCK iPhone.
Trent Warren
Trent Warren Only if it was on Sprint...
Steve Hartsock
Steve Hartsock Sure would.
Tham Ye Yang
Tham Ye Yang i like the iphone 4 design as it is :)
Gabriel Fernandez
Gabriel Fernandez @Ben: That's wishful thinking lol.
Gabriel Fernandez
Gabriel Fernandez Probably. Depending how it's done.
Israel Leiva
Israel Leiva I kind of hang to the left. So a curved glass makes sense. LOL
Ben Dadak
Ben Dadak they need the iPhone for us cellular :D
Shahruk Khan
Shahruk Khan I said no about the iPad but Apple changed my mind. I'm against it at first but Apple has a way of selling me anything...
Victor Sanchez
Victor Sanchez Yes Fuck droids
Aditya Harsh
Aditya Harsh i may if it will have adobe flash player support and IF IT WILL FIT IN MY BUDGET!!!
Jordan Block
Jordan Block No, but I would buy one with a 4 or 4.3" screen.
Maria Aguilar
Maria Aguilar would not buy iPhone at all :)
Adam Fontaine
Adam Fontaine I don't know. That seems weird to me as a touch interface.
John Jackson
John Jackson would not buy an iPhone PERIOD!

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