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Apple Said to be Developing Larger iPhone Models and Pressure Sensors

by Sean P. Aune | November 10, 2013November 10, 2013 8:00 am PST

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New rumors indicate that Apple is in development not only two larger versions of its iPhone handset, but also new sensors that would be able to detect different levels of pressure.

According to an anonymous source speaking with Bloomberg, Apple is currently working on new iPhone models that feature 4.7 and 5.5-inch screens. Not only would the phones feature larger screens, but the source also suggested that the displays would be curved at the edges. Both phones are said to be targeted for release in the second half of 2014.

Additionally, Apple is also said to be working on new sensors that would be able to distinguish between heavy and light touches to the screen, but that those are not expected until models in 2015 or possibly later.

As with all rumors, you need to take these with a grain of salt. Even if the new technologies are in development, that doesn’t necessarily mean they will be released. It does sound, however, that there could indeed be big changes coming with the iPhone 6 next year as the number of rumors already popping up certainly seems to indicate that Apple still have some tricks up its sleeve.


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...