Images of curved iPhone 6 display panel have leaked

Alright, so there haven't been just a few leaks regarding the iPhone 6, there has been quite a few. Many leaks, including photos of the display component itself, and the newest report which claims that Foxconn is hiring 100,000 workers to manufacture the smartphone, have been outed in the last month or so. Most recently, images of a curved iPhone 6 display panel have been unveiled, courtesy of 9to5Mac.

The image shown above compares the unconfirmed device's display panel to the current iPhone 5s screen. The curved edges will provide more comfort when using the device, compared to using previous models, which feature more pronounced edges on the display panel.

Nothing has changed on the top of the display. There is still a front facing camera, earpiece, and ambient light sensor. We could speculate that with the increased screen size, Apple could increase the pixel count in the front facing camera as well.

There have been many other leaks concerning the iPhone 6, such as rumors of the iWatch and iPhone 6 launching together, a moved power button, and much more. Despite the fact that there has been no confirmation from Apple as to the legitimacy of these leaks; how the information is fitting together, as well as Apple trying to stop further leaks, is making it seem very likely that these leaks could be genuine.

Images and source: 9to5Mac

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Problem is there is no new innovations anymore but Apple takes the innovation into the next level that is better than before. Apple doesn't just take any brand new technologies and stuff it in. Apple makes sure that people will use ALL the technologies in the phone before making it.

I think it is just a waste of money to include latest technologies into the phone that not a lot of people will use it.

I don't understand why you all are complaining about. sigh...

ok! i got it... people in this community dont drink enough booze and smoke enough weed, thats why everyone is so cranky

I kind of wish Apple would be trolling the community and just start churning out all sorts of wild designs, sit back, and grab the popcorn.

Cool, now we know you had this on your Lumia 900 from 2 years ago. We also now know that the iPhone 6 may get this as a new feature, and have other features that your Lumia 900 from 2 years ago didn't have. We can then draw the conclusion that different smartphones get various features in various priorities.

Northgrove said,
Cool, now we know you had this on your Lumia 900 from 2 years ago. We also now know that the iPhone 6 may get this as a new feature, and have other features that your Lumia 900 from 2 years ago didn't have. We can then draw the conclusion that different smartphones get various features in various priorities.

But he focused on this particular article, proving that Apple is at least 2 years behind this specific fact.

OMG what are apple doing? This is like a phone from the 80's, they are so dumb they are going to go bankrupt from being so behind & stupid. They can't innovation any more, hence they suck!

It's not that we are Apple haters, it's just not news to us. Curved phones are already out. Yes it's nice that Apple may have decided to curve their phone. Also Apple was known to be the first to come out with new technology but now it seems like a catch-up these days. Once they catch up and stop suing and focusing on innovation then maybe we'll see some new innovative stuff from them.

jesseinsf said,
It's not that we are Apple haters, it's just not news to us. Curved phones are already out. Yes it's nice that Apple may have decided to curve their phone. Also Apple was known to be the first to come out with new technology but now it seems like a catch-up these days. Once they catch up and stop suing and focusing on innovation then maybe we'll see some new innovative stuff from them.

Actually.. it's that you are all Apple haters. the comments are embarrassing i don't even know why Neowin bothers to post Apple news it upsets their members so much.

I don't really care for Windows Phones and especially hate Android so you know what i do? Avoid their posts like the plague, they don't interest me so i can't contribute any meaningful discussion so generally keep out of them, on the other hand I'm interested in Apple so i come in for some meaningful discussion yet the posts are ruined by pathetic comments that appear in EVERY SINGLE apple post and whats worse the posters think they're funny... it's embarrassing.

You people forget that this minor news is exciting stuff for people who are sucked into the Apple eco system.. i have no intentions of going to another manufacturer because they have a curved screen, i'm happy where i am.. but it's great to see these things coming to us as well. we don't think it's revolutionary, we don't think it will change the world.. we just appreciate getting features we may have been missing or whatever..

As far as i am concerned they are not catching up.. my phone does everything i need, it fast and works as expected. I know what i purchased so i'm not disappointed i don't have more.. any updated device that gives me more features is great news! so people everyone stop ruining posts that you are simply not interested in.

talk about trying to innovate

how about making a phone which doesn't scratch so I don't have to put the damn thing in a case.....or even have factory fitted screen protectors (those things are a pain to get on right)

I am looking forward to the new iPhone and I think that people who have gone to Android and been disappointed will come back to the iOS 8 enhancements and the bigger iPhone screens. This will be a huge year for Apple and the new batch of iPhones.

derekaw said,
I am looking forward to the new iPhone and I think that people who have gone to Android and been disappointed will come back to the iOS 8 enhancements and the bigger iPhone screens. This will be a huge year for Apple and the new batch of iPhones.
I fail to understand your point. Many have left Android and went to iPhone and then went back to Android. In fact, I am willing to bet t that since Android has nearly double the amount of users as iPhone users, that it is more so the case that people left iOS and went to Android and the vast majority won't be coming back.

I personally preferred the iPhone 3GS over any model they have made since. Though I never owned the 3GS, I did own the 4 and 4S. Before iPhone I had Windows Phone and Blackberry devices as well. I have however owned more Andrid based models starting with HTC and now Samsung and I haven't looked back.

The renders I have seen of the next iPhone look great. Hwoever, here is the problem. We have had such phones on this side of the green grass since 2009.

Question, what is so appealing about the next iPhone that Android phones don't have already? Let's see:

The iPhone is finally getting a larger screen. Android phones have had them for 5 years now.

High PPI levels? Ever since Android phones have had HD displays starting at 720, they have had PPI levels that match or beat iPhones since 2011.

Widgets have been part of Android since well, I am not sure. They've been their since my first one which was the Droid Incredible which I purchased in 2009.

No matter what features Apple decides to add to the iPhone at some point, we can almost bet your bottom dollar there was another phone with it first. Oh and that its not who has it first, but who does it right BS is just fanboi logic which means nothing but, we like our way better than your way even if it accomplished the same thing.

Let me ask you this,

after already owning a phone that has a 5.5" Super AMOLED display @ 1920x1080, has a wealth of features including the fact I can use more than one app on the screen, comes with a digitized stylus, supports USB 3.0 for faster file transfer and faster charging, supports wireless charging out the box and I can even use the phone without even touching the screen; has 4K recording, a better camera, expandable storage and I can storage my own personal files which are impossible on an iOS based device unless jailbroken; why would I want to go to an iPhone which at the same off contract price my device offers more and has more?

I mean, that's like saying, once you had a mac and then go to Windows you go back to a Mac. Yes, some do. The vast majority don't. Look at the number. Apple, one year head start on Google and only have 700M iOS users vs Android that have Windows-like users at over 1B and counting. Over 1M phones are being activated per day.

I don't care about Apple making the most profits because I know that is coming next. Question is, what are they doing with all that money? With all that money they should never be behind and right now on average they are 3 years behind everyone else while they are piece-milling you for your dollars.

I think the recent changes to iOS and iPhone since iOS7, actually shows who is the leader on the market that everyone is trying to copy now and guess what, it isn't Apple anymore. They are old news no matter how many phones they sell. No matter how many they sell, it will be less than everyone else as with their PC's. Not a bad for Apple I guess. But at least be a realist. Apple will have their record breaking pre-order sales, they still won't make enough.

Oh and here is what is so funny. How is it with all the money Apple makes, it takes them a full quarter to make enough phones to keep up with demand, when other OEM's like Samsung, Sells double the amount of phones, and yet there is never a shortage? I guess not making and hyping just one phone model has it advantages?!

Edited by Hi_XPecTa_Chens, Jul 1 2014, 5:54pm :

The reason there are more Android devices is simply because there's a lot of cheap ones. Truths are that iOS apps are of a higher quality, users are more satisfied with iOS. This is NOT because Android is a bad operating system, but simply because companies keep on selling low-end devices that lack the power needed to run Android.

My iPhone 4S from 2011 still runs perfectly fine whilst a Galaxy S2 is pale in comparison today.

The same issue goes with Mac and PCs, both operating systems are great if your computer can handle them. If all PCs were in the same price range as Mac the market share would be vastly different.

HawkMan said,
invisible shield works fine.

Do they follow the curve, right to the edge of the screen? All the ones I've seen remain flat, causing a lip around the screen, which collects all sorts of crap.

Either that, or they stop before the curve starts, which I think is better, but still leaves the edge of the screen exposed.

Am I right in thinking Invisible Shield are the ones that you apply wet? And are rubbery, which gives it a bit of a soft and grippy feel, and also a slightly wavy looking surface?

Edited by FiB3R, Jul 1 2014, 9:33am :

Invisible shield are applied wet. I only use wet applied protectors are impossible to get on without dust.

They are also softer and follow the curve to the edge, and yes the have the orange peel structure, though you only notice it with the screen off and hold it at an angle to the light.

Apply it correctly and apply pressure and warmth with your hands around the edges after squishing out the fluid will make the edges fasten, then leave it face down on top of warm surface. I use my tower with top exhaust for the hot air.

-adrian- said,
well I bet you can get them professionally fitted by apple for just 60$.. and they will be apple certified

and if you don't use the apple screen protector, apple won't give you support on anything, even your iMac

Wait...having rounded corners is news? Didn't the first iPhone have rounded edges? Don't dozens of handsets? Am I missing some important detail or something?

no there is nothing special or ground breaking with this news, but with apple it will be innovation and they will show you that now they have a curved bezel its light years ahead of anyone else's phone that has had curved bezels for years.

Please name one company in this entire world that doesn't take ideas from somewhere else! It's how this entire world has evolved.

JHBrown said,
Please name one company in this entire world that doesn't take ideas from somewhere else! It's how this entire world has evolved.

The company behind patents. :p

Dinggus said,
Did Apple copy another phone like the 1st gen iPhone?

Easy... Panorama + Folders = Android
Notification Bar = Maemo
The name "Apple" = The Beatles
Slide to Unlock = Neonode N1m
Mouse GUI = Xerox
Reject calls with SMS = Symbian
iMaps = Google Maps (Opps)
Fingerprint sensor (Cracked) = PCs (Safe)
Multitasking = webOS
Copy/paste = WinMobile
Ping = Facebook, Twitter
iPad = Samsung´s Photoframe
iPad Mini = Dell Streak
iPod = Creative Technology and Walkman
‘iPhone' the name = Linksys' iPhone®
‘iOS' the name = Cisco's Internet OS (ios)
Original iPhone = Samsung's S700 Mp3 Player
iPhone 4 & 4S = LG's Prada
iPhone 5c = Lumia 620
Pinch to zoom = Samsung
iMessage = BlackBerry Messenger
iCloud = Dropbox + Onedrive
iOS Minimalistic = Windows Phone.
Smartphone Optical Stabilization = Nokia
Siri (Clippy) = Xiaoi Bot + Nuance
App Store = Ubuntu Software Center
Multitouch Smartphone = Bought another company
Bigger Screen smartphone = Everybody else
MacBook Air = HP's Sojourn
Macsafe = Asian Crockery
Thunderbolt = Intel
OSX, iOS = Unix
Newton = Psion Series 3, HP 95LX
Apple Logo = Genesis 1:6, 3:6
Aluminum = Cheapest Metal
Plastic = ($$$ Reinforced Polymers)
Security = Buy a new one...

Steve Jobs' own words:
“We have been ‘ShameLESS' about stealing great ideas”.

VHMP01 said,

Easy... Panorama + Folders = Android
Notification Bar = Maemo
The name "Apple" = The Beatles
Slide to Unlock = Neonode N1m
Mouse GUI = Xerox
Reject calls with SMS = Symbian
iMaps = Google Maps (Opps)
Fingerprint sensor (Cracked) = PCs (Safe)
Multitasking = webOS
Copy/paste = WinMobile
Ping = Facebook, Twitter
iPad = Samsung´s Photoframe
iPad Mini = Dell Streak
iPod = Creative Technology and Walkman
‘iPhone' the name = Linksys' iPhone®
‘iOS' the name = Cisco's Internet OS (ios)
Original iPhone = Samsung's S700 Mp3 Player
iPhone 4 & 4S = LG's Prada
iPhone 5c = Lumia 620
Pinch to zoom = Samsung
iMessage = BlackBerry Messenger
iCloud = Dropbox + Onedrive
iOS Minimalistic = Windows Phone.
Smartphone Optical Stabilization = Nokia
Siri (Clippy) = Xiaoi Bot + Nuance
App Store = Ubuntu Software Center
Multitouch Smartphone = Bought another company
Bigger Screen smartphone = Everybody else
MacBook Air = HP's Sojourn
Macsafe = Asian Crockery
Thunderbolt = Intel
OSX, iOS = Unix
Newton = Psion Series 3, HP 95LX
Apple Logo = Genesis 1:6, 3:6
Aluminum = Cheapest Metal
Plastic = ($$$ Reinforced Polymers)
Security = Buy a new one...

Steve Jobs' own words:
“We have been ‘ShameLESS' about stealing great ideas”.

I asked what ideas they stole to build the 1st generation iPhone.

But, all companies borrow ideas.

So now Apple will be going after a "rounded edges" patent to go with the "rounded corners" BS from a few years ago... bleh.

3 guy's in Cupertino sitting around a table...first guy sends an anonymous email with a pic, cough I mean leak. 18 yes! Second sends an anonymous email with a pic of curved glass, cough I mean leak. 22 yes! Third guy does the same with another pic with...wait for it...aluminum bezel! Whoa...32 yes I win, 32 tech sites taking the feed like little Koi fish. But give it to Apple, people will just buy millions and then go wrap it in some big ugly Otterbox.

OldSoftie said,
3 guy's in Cupertino sitting around a table...first guy sends an anonymous email with a pic, cough I mean leak. 18 yes! Second sends an anonymous email with a pic of curved glass, cough I mean leak. 22 yes! Third guy does the same with another pic with...wait for it...aluminum bezel! Whoa...32 yes I win, 32 tech sites taking the feed like little Koi fish. But give it to Apple, people will just buy millions and then go wrap it in some big ugly Otterbox.

It would be nothing new... Every company play with "controlled leaks".

LOL .... What is the point of leaking in image of something if you aren't going to take a picture of the entire thing.

warwagon said,
LOL .... What is the point of leaking in image of something if you aren't going to take a picture of the entire thing.

There's more images on the 9to5Mac website.

Thanks. That's not so bad, I guess I'll have to see how it feels. Happy with my phone though so I still won't get it.

Innovation... It is astounding, if this was 10 years ago- Apple is so dull and boring these days they should be worried

dingl_ said,
Innovation... It is astounding, if this was 10 years ago- Apple is so dull and boring these days they should be worried
There's only so much 'innovation' that can occur with a phone, and I think rounded corners/bezels are a good move (I find my aluminum/silicon-coated HTCs cover much more comfortable to hold than an iPhone at present).

The iPhone 5 was definitely a step above the iPhone 4. Unfortunately I find iOS 7 rather bland, and really just a theme change, so I wouldn't call than innovation. I appreciate the polish that has gone into it though.

dingl_ said,
Innovation... It is astounding, if this was 10 years ago- Apple is so dull and boring these days they should be worried
Cute story.

Deyirn said,

you seem to like apple, dont you?

well, i dont like it

so... what do we do now?

Maybe act like adults, both of you, and let yourselves be?

sanctified said,

Maybe act like adults, both of you, and let yourselves be?


But then this would stop being an Apple thread? I'm not sure this website would even continue functioning if an abnormality of that magnitude would happen.

The trolls "expecting" (although not really expecting) that Apple always innovate glorious things in each product and later being "disappointed" (although not really caring) is like a law of nature at this point.

benthebear said,
Funny how it's mostly the anti-Apple ones who are the first to start throwing the "I" word around...
Yah...just like the Anti-Android crowd does on Android articles.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
Yah...just like the Anti-Android crowd does on Android articles.

I call that a Civil War

All this is why I'm not a part of that community. I don't see Apple users arguing at each other.

68k said,
There's only so much 'innovation' that can occur with a phone, and I think rounded corners/bezels are a good move (I find my aluminum/silicon-coated HTCs cover much more comfortable to hold than an iPhone at present).

The iPhone 5 was definitely a step above the iPhone 4. Unfortunately I find iOS 7 rather bland, and really just a theme change, so I wouldn't call than innovation. I appreciate the polish that has gone into it though.

Agreed. The problem with the phones is they are small and their form factor limits what they can do vs a laptop or desktop computer. But even those haven't changed much in 30 years. Adding a new feature or doing the same thing a different way isn't an innovation, its an evolution.

I think phones matured so fast that now there is nothing new to really look forward too. After all it is just a phone. I don't want by phone being to much like my PC. After all, I already have a PC and if my phone did all the same things, I need to get rid of one.

The problem with Apple is, Android phones matured really fast because you have so many OEM's using the same OS. The only thing they had left to make their phones appear different is skins and specs. Apple being the only OEM with iOS, can take their time. Problem is they moved way to slow and now they are rushing to catch up in one swoop and I think it is going to hurt them, but it may not.

Apple cant afford have iPhone sales drop. Without the iPhone and iPad, Apple loses a lot of money as all their income is mostly tied into those 2 devices. Unlike Samsung/Microsoft/Google who is they stopped making phones and tablets would still be just fine.

The best thing Apple can do at this point, is give people what they have been wanting and stop trying to milk iOS like Nintendo and Sega tried to milk the console market for the late 80's and early 90's.

People will get sick of the milking and move on, which is why Android is where it is and why Apple is no longer the most valuable company and Google is.

Bah, when I think "curved" I'm thinking a concave screen (to conform more to your face when in a conversation).. not something that Nexus (and other) phones have been doing for years.