The new patent application for the iPhone shows a completely new form factor for the smartphone, with a wraparound display. The phone patent shows a curved device with no-bezel, it looks a lot like the packaging you would normally get if you bought a pair of earphones.
Author Jon Devo
Facebook phone rumours have been swimming on the web now for a while now, with many denouncing the phone as a preposterous idea before Facebook or the manufacturer revealed there was any truth. In fact, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has repetitively denied the Facebook phone as not fitting with the company goals.
According to DigiTimes, the not so reliable source who has continuously reported about the Kindle smartphone, Amazon has just added a larger form factor to the smartphone, due to “phablet fever”.
According to a rumour by Korean website Asiae the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be coming with the flexible display the South Korean electronics giant was showing off at CES 2013. The company has yet to add this to any device, and the large Galaxy Note is said to be the first.
According to a new rumour, the Nexus 5 may skip the full HD smartphone experience and work on camera innovation instead. The Nexus 5 will come with a 4.5-inch screen and may have a lacklustre display, compared to the HTC One and Galaxy S4.
Well it seems most every company in the industry is getting on wearable computing in one way or another, with Samsung, Apple, LG and now Sony preparing either a smartwatch or augmented reality glasses.
Recently a rumour surfaced about Motorola and Google possibly breaking the idea of what a smartphone is and how a consumer can get one. Android and Me gave a pretty sterling report about the ideas and the work Google have put into the X Phone.
Lee Young Hee, executive vice-president for Samsung’s mobile business, disclosed that the South Korean electronics giant are in the process of making a smartwatch to rival Pebble and the possible future Apple iWatch.
With Apple currently on the defensive against the Samsung Galaxy S4, it may be a while before we see the newest smartphone from Cupertino, but already leaks and rumours are coming out about the iPhone 5S features.