Apple’s widely expected iPhone 5 is to launch with a curved-glass display reminiscent of those found on previous iPod Nano incarnations, new reports have claimed.
Reported “industry sources” have told tech blog Digitimes that Apple’s Taiwanese suppliers confirmed Apple’s next-generation iPhone device will sport a curved display as Apple reportedly splashes out on 200-300 specialist glass cutting machines.
Whilst it is unconfirmed exactly how curved the handset’s display will be, any changes to the device’s form factor are expected to be very subtle.
With parts suppliers apparently reluctant to front the bill for the pricy glass cutting machines, Apple is claimed to have taken the leap buying hundreds of the units that are “currently being stored at associated assembly plants and will be brought online once yield rates for the production of curved glass reaches a satisfactory level,” Digitimes’ sources revealed.
Whilst Apple’s annual product cycles would suggested the mooted iPhone 5 will be officially unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on June 6th ahead of a release later that month, countless rumours have suggested the handset has been delayed until September with retailer Phones4u last week confirming to T3.com that the iPhone 5 has been delayed until November 21st following an issue with the handset’s software.
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