Will Apple’s next iPhones fall behind the curve?

11 Nov 2013

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Apple’s latest iPhones have not long been available in the Irish market but already the rumour mill is churning out speculation on the Californian company’s next batch of smartphones – but haven’t we already seen these features?

A report from Bloomberg cites a source familiar with the iPhone-maker’s plans, who claims that new iPhones in development feature larger displays that curve downwards at the edges. These rumoured devices sport 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens – larger than any ever seen before on an iPhone, with the latter reaching phablet-sized proportions.

Both models are said to be arriving in the third quarter of 2014, but with rival manufacturers such as Samsung and LG having already revealed large-screen curved devices, these latest whispers only serve to make Apple – largely considered a chief innovator in the smartphone space – look like the one falling behind the curve.

However, the source also claims that devices planned for an even later release may include new sensors said to be able to detect different levels of pressure from a user’s touch, suggesting that the brand is not completely out of new ideas.

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Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com

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