iPhone 6 rumors are indicating that the next Apple smartphone will have a curved chassis design and similar display glass, which differs from the square design employed in the past.
Apple Insider, citing Japanese blog Mac Otakara, said that the “iPhone 6” will have “rounded edges” and will have curved glass in a similar manner to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Apple Insider says that the blog has had success in the past with leaks about Apple products.
The cover of the iPhone 6 will sit flush against the the rounded corners, according to Mac Rumors, citing the same blog.
“The report also claims that Apple will do away with the rear glass antenna breaks found on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s in favor of an all-aluminum design. Such a move would likely mean that Apple is incorporating significant changes to its overall antenna layout, perhaps positioning current radios in different locations,” Mac Rumors writes.
A few other reports have said over the past few months that the iPhone 6 will have slightly rounded edges, but not many have said the handset will have curved glass.
Bloomberg News last year reported that curved glass will be used, but the Wall Street Journal in January reported that a curved display won’t be used on the next-gen phone.
This week, Taiwan’s Commercial Times reported that the iPhone 6 could be pushed back until 2015 over battery issues, but this seems highly unlikely. Battery cell supply companies are currently unable to meet the demands of Apple, the paper reported.
Other reports have said the phone will probably come out in the third quarter of 2014.