According to a report coming from Taipei, Apple and its competitors are possibly implementing curved touchscreen glass displays in their line of 2012 handheld devices. Inside sources from the glass manufacturers claim that:
“Suppliers of the non-Apple camp are working on products with curved cover glass in attempts to gain a competitive edge in the handheld device market dominated by Apple.”
Much to the chagrin of the competition, Apple has already allegedly bought glass polishing equipment for its curved glass suppliers that are rumored to include Lens Technology, Fuji Crystal and G-Tech.
We’ve already seen curved glass on the Nexus S line of phones, though the screen’s aesthetic and ergonomic divergences from the mainstream of flat panels leads us to believe that it will be quite some time until curve glass makes a serious splash. Even if curved glass displays do catch on, the stint will most likely be a brief one.
With an emphasis on larger screens with enhanced resolutions, it seems farfetched to place any bets on curved glass at this point in time. But we all know if Apple does it, everyone else must partake in order to remain competitive. Diagnosis? More lawsuits ascertainable along the encroaching Curved Glass shore lines!