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iPhone 6 Said to Adopt 'Bezel-Free' Display

Apple's iPhone 6 will reportedly gain a "bezel-free" display when it launches later this year, according to a report from The Korea Herald focusing on both the next-generation iPhone and Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone.

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Mockup of iPhone 5s compared to larger bezel-free 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 sizes

No significant details about Apple's plans for the iPhone 6 are shared in the report, with the majority of it focused on the Galaxy S5 and only a few sentences noting that Apple is working on a "similar" prototype with bezel-free display and fingerprint sensor. Samsung will reportedly be using a more standard fingerprint sensor than the display-wide fingerprint scanner or iris scanner that had previously been rumored for the device.
“Scanning fingerprints on the entire screen, which was much talked about recently, will be available in the latter half of this year as there are still technological hurdles to overcome,” [the source] added, hinting that the production yield for the full-screen fingerprint scanner is still far from satisfactory.

The source said that Samsung’s top rival Apple is also testing a similar prototype sporting a bezel-less screen that features a fingerprint scanner.
Last November, Bloomberg reported that the iPhone 6 was planned to feature a larger display with "glass that curves downward at the edges", perhaps alluding to a bezel-less design in which the edge of the device is formed by the display glass itself rather than a separate bezel. A report last month from The Wall Street Journal claimed that the iPhone 6 "won't include a curved display", but it is possible that both reports could be correct if the design were to include a flat display panel fused to glass (or sapphire) cover that curved at the edges.

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10 months ago
I will believe it when parts start leaking
Rating: 40 Votes
10 months ago
If this is correct, I think I can deal with that. I don't want a bigger phone, but the bezel-free 4.7" phone wouldn't be much bigger than the 5/5S.
Rating: 35 Votes
10 months ago
If it is truly bezel free, how could you put a decent case on it without covering up part of the screen??
Rating: 29 Votes
10 months ago
Apple releases iPhone with bigger screen: 'APPLE ARE COPYING SAMSUNG :mad:'
Samsung releases phone with finger print scanner: 'SEE! THERE'S NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT THE IPHONE.' :mad:'
Rating: 24 Votes
10 months ago
ugly mockups
Rating: 22 Votes
10 months ago
Less bezel is good. More screen size without a massive leap in phone size.
Rating: 15 Votes
10 months ago

If it is truly bezel free, how could you put a decent case on it without covering up part of the screen??


Just the usual way:
Rating: 15 Votes
10 months ago
When I first saw the leaked iPhone 5 parts with the larger display, I disliked it because I thought it looked stretched, but by the time it was released I thought it looked great. Now, looking back at 4S and lower, the screens look squashed.

Fast forward a year or so, and I see a mockup of a bezel-less iPhone, and it looked horrible. Now I've seen it again, it doesn't look too bad.

Basically, any change will immediately be un-welcomed by your mind, but give it time and your brain will do all the adjusting.

Come release day you will all want one.
Rating: 14 Votes
10 months ago
We will get parts leaked soon enough which has become a yearly custom before all iPhone releases.

It was more fun when we had no clue what the original iPhone would look like and got mockups like this:

Rating: 11 Votes
10 months ago
not fond of that...
Rating: 9 Votes

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