Digitimes reports that Apple is planning to adopt a “curved cover glass” for its next-generation of iPhone (iPhone 5 / iPhone 4S).
Cover glass makers are reluctant to commit investment to the purchase of glass cutting equipment due to the high capital involved, said the sources.
Consequently Apple has purchased 200-300 glass cutting machines to used by glass makers, according to the source.
There has been no timetable yet for the volume production of iPhone 5 as Apple is currently still working with related suppliers including those involved in cover glass, glass cutting, lamination and touch sensors to improve yield rates, the sources commented.
While we are hearing dozen of rumors claiming that iPhone 5 to adopt a generally similar-to iPhone 4 shape, we can’t imagine how will ‘curved cover glass’ iPhone will look like. What do you think ?