iPhone fans who had hoped for a new design this year might get their wish in 2014.
Two new iPhones are on the way that feature larger screens and glass that curves downward at the edges, a "person familiar with the plans" told Bloomberg. The smaller of the handsets will supposedly feature a 4.7-inch display (the current model's display is just four inches) and the larger would have a 5.5-inch screen, landing solidly in the "phablet" category.
What else will be new? The same source says Apple is testing new technology that will enable future phones to distinguish between a light touch to the screen and a heavier one – if not ready for the 2014 models, that feature should come down the road.
Apple's well-known predictability came to an end in September when it unveiled two new iPhones at once for the first time – the flagship 5s and the less-expensive iPhone 5c. The company is chasing Samsung in global market share. Multiple devices should help the Silicon Valley company make up some ground on the Korean giant.
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