Apple Wanted iPhone With Curved Glass But It Was Too Expensive

Posted August 2, 2012 at 4:23pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 17801 views

Apple wanted an iPhone with curved glass but didn't follow through on the design due to the prohibitive cost of shaping the glass, reports Network World.

The information comes from Apple designer Christopher Stringer who took the stand during the Apple/Samsung trial.

Satzger explains the reason for not going with the curved glass:

The technology in shaping the glass, the cost relative to shaping the glass at the time, and some of the design features of this specific shape were not liked.

The technology at the time had a lot to do with it. The qualities of the glass at the time had a lot to do with it. These are models -- I'm trying to remember a time frame -- that were before gorilla glass and before a lot of the other factors.

During his questioning Samsung tried to get Satzger to say that the design of the iPhone was determined by drop tests.

Samsung: "The reason why the iPhone designs took various forms along the way was in response to drop test results, among other things; right?"

Stringer: "I can tell you quite plainly that this shape is not determined as a result of drop tests."

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Joe - August 3, 2012 at 4:24am
What's the big deal about curved glass? Crt tvs and computer monitors used to have curved screens, then Sony came out with flat screens claiming it was better and everyone followed. Now they are trying to go back to curved? Why?
Wallace Breen - August 3, 2012 at 3:23am
Whaaat? Too expensive? What the fuck! The iPhone 4 costst even 130 $ if you calcilate the hardware prices. And these Motherfuckers sell it for 500+ Sucker!
Jason - August 3, 2012 at 4:13am
So far apple is beginning to irritate me,that means if they have gone for the curve glass iPhone will be sold for $1000 bucks right INSANITY...
to idiots - August 3, 2012 at 1:28pm
You are not calculating the cost of the phone based on the cost of the hardware, idiots!! What about R&D, Marketing etc.?! You are pathetic!!! Buy an Android and shut up. You are not smart enough to understand the advantages of the iPhone.
Me - August 3, 2012 at 2:06pm
You're a retard! You take a piece of glass,a piece of plastic,some wires,some glass and make it an iPhone,i'll give you 130 for that
Susan - August 17, 2012 at 12:32am
ya, the iphone is cool and user fredinly. but i still am in love with my evo shift. when people say androids hard to use, then its just not for you. but reall this is the last iphone launch ever. because android is takeing ove, and iphone will be absoliete by 2012
Sheepy - August 2, 2012 at 9:15pm
Yacoub - August 14, 2012 at 11:49pm
unrelated comment. i was vaitaconing in europe. While roaming in paris went to a place called la chappelle. ஈழத் தமிழர்கள் பலரும் வாழும் இடம் அது. ரெண்டு மூணு தெருமுழுக்க, தமிழில் பெயர் பலகைகள் கொண்ட பல கடைகள். புத்தகக் கடை' ஒன்றில், உங்களின், அவன் அது = அவள்' விற்பனையில் இருந்தது. சந்தோஷம் தந்த விஷயம். congrats.
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