What the curvy iPhone 6 would look like

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Yesterday, often reputable Japanese Apple rumor site Macotakara reported that like Marilyn Monroe, the iPhone 6 could be curvy.

Specifically, they said that the iPhone 6 would have curved edges, compared to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5’s squared edges, as well as a curved display. The result would be a device that felt almost organic in the hand: an important consideration, given that, at 4.7-inches, the iPhone 6 will be more difficult for people to hold.

Today, famed Apple concept artist Martin Hajek has updated his iPhone 6 render based upon the ‘curvy’ rumor, and my god, does it look gorgeous. Check out more images after the jump.

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  • Aman kapoor

    Its a Disaster imagine performing edge swipes on a diplay that extends and covers a quater of the side panels
    gross!!!!

    • Christopher Williams

      The Nexus 4 had a curved display at the side edges and it was great for gestures and swiping. However these renders look horrid.

  • Adrayven

    Curved displays on phones is about as useful as a 3rd t**..

    I see no practical design reasoning for it.. worse, it would interfere with gestures on the screen..

    The only reason for flexible displays is durability.. which means it would still be flat, but be more flexible under extreme conditions preventing shattering.. not ACTUALLY be curved for any visual reasons..

  • Joe

    These rumors are handy just in one cause. Time wasting.

  • omrishtam

    *goes to throw up* hmmm no, please stop trying.

  • Nate

    So they are going to revert back to the look of the original iPhone?

  • Lawrence Riccio

    apple has so much more up it’s sleeve. there’s no leaks for new categories.

  • Karrasa

    Eugh! Kill with fire.

  • $43641445

    This will never happen!

  • kencopen

    Man this would be disappointing.

  • Alex Blaha

    You guys are saying that the curved, edge-to-edge display would interfere with gestures. Well hasn’t Apple already solved that problem by making iOS ‘smart’ for iPad’s in which the OS detects which touch is intentional and which isn’t (for the edges of the display)?

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