A recent Bloomberg report raised a few eyebrows (mine included) after it was revealed that Apple was working on larger iPhones (4.7-inch and 5.5-inch). However, the real surprise in the report was that the new iPhones will feature a curved display.
Two models planned for release in the second half of next year would feature larger displays with glass that curves downward at the edges, said the person, declining to be identified because the details aren’t public. Sensors that can distinguish heavy or light touches on the screen may be incorporated into subsequent models, the person said.
This prompted the following response from longtime Apple aficionado – John Gruber:
I don’t understand the bit about “glass that curves downward at the edges”. Downward how? Sounds like they’re saying the display would be convex, and I can’t imagine why that would be desirable. (I don’t see the point of concave displays either.) And it also seems rather curious that Apple would introduce two new displays sizes at the same time. Apple has only introduced one new iPhone display size since 2007, but they’re going to introduce two at the same time next year? That smells fishy to me.