Macotakara has the report, and cites information gleaned from “reliable sources.” If the publication’s sources are right, the iPhone 6 will depart from the straight, square edges used in the present-generation iPhone 5s, and will instead adopt a curved edge design more in keeping with the original iPhone, the iPhone 3G, and the iPhone 3Gs. The report also notes that the handset will feature a curved display, as previously rumored.
The publication likens the design of the iPhone 6 to the Squair Curvaceous Bumper, an aluminum iPhone case that features a rounded design (pictured below).
The Squair Curvaceous Bumper.
Macotakara also notes that the rear antenna breaks used in the iPhone will be removed with the iPhone 6, and adds that an all-aluminium rear shell will instead be utilized with the upcoming smartphone. If true, the change means Apple is planning radical alterations to its antenna layout for the iPhone 6.
As a reminder, Bloomberg indeed previously argued that two curved iPhone handsets are set to launch from Apple later this year. The news first surfaced online last November, with the publication noting:
Two models planned for release in the second half of next year will feature larger displays with glass that curves downward at the edges, said the person, declining to be identified as the details arent public. Sensors that can distinguish heavy or light touches on the screen may be incorporated into subsequent models, the person said.