Curved iPhones may be coming next year

Apple Inc. "Electronic device with wrap around display" -- Patent #US 20130076612 A1 (U.S. Patent Office)

November 12, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Apple may be increasing the screen size with the next generation of iPhone, according to ABC News.

Two new iPhone models are in the works, with curved displays as big as 5.5 inches, Bloomberg reports.

In March, Apple filed a patent for an "electronic device with wrap around display." While other manufacturers have phones with curved screens, Apple's version is different. According to the patent, the display would extend around the edges of the device.

"By curving the glass around the edges and making the display pressure sensitive, you can eliminate buttons," said Patrick Moorhead, the founder of the tech analyst firm Moor Insights and Strategies, "You can also put in programmable buttons and open it up to app developers to play with."