Like Marilyn Monroe, The iPhone 6 Could Be Curvy

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So far, we know that the iPhone 6 will be the thinnest, lightest iPhone yet. We know it will pack a new 64-bit A8 processor. We know it will come in at least two sizes: a 4.7-inch model, and a 5.5-inch model. But is that it?

According to a new report out of Japan, no. Not only will the iPhone 6 have a bigger display, thinner profile, blazing fast processor, and ultra-light weight, but it will be the first iPhone since the 2G to boast an all-aluminum rear shell… and will also have a curved display. And that’s not where the curves stopped: like Marilyn Monroe, the iPhone 6 will also have curves that fit nicely in the hand.

According to Japanese blog Macotakara, in shape, the next iPhone is much like the Squair Curvacious Bumper, an iPhone case with a rounded design. Every iPhone since the iPhone 4 has featured straight edges, but with the iPhone 6, Jony Ive wants a more organic feel in the hand, which makes a lot of sense, given that the device’s increased size will likely make it harder to hold.

Macotakara also claims that the iPhone 6 will have a curved display. There are many benefits (in theory, at least) of displays that are slightly curved: they feel better when you touch them, and they slightly magnify on-screen elements making them look bigger and more vibrant. However, many smartphones with curved display, such as the LG Flex, have been met with poor reviews. If Apple can perfect the technology for the iPhone 6, so much the better.

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