May 23rd, 2011, 19:22 PM
CommentsApple iPhone 5 Could Have iPod-like Curved Glass Display
The Apple iPhone 5 rumors just keep piling on. In the latest, Taiwanese newspaper DigiTimes reports that the fifth-generation iPhone will come with a curved glass display, the same kind Apple has been using in its iPods since the fourth-generation iPod Nano came out in 2008.
Citing sources from Apple's supply chain in Taiwan, DigiTimes says that that Apple has bought 200 to 300 glass-cutting machines to eventually be used by cover glass makers. Apple had to purchase the machines because "cover glass makers have apparently been reluctant to commit investment to the purchase of glass cutting equipment due to the high capital involved," the report says. The machines are being stored at Apple's assembly plants (like Foxconn) until "yield rates" are satisfactory.
Full story: PC Magazine