Apropos of folks claiming no significant design innovation happens outside of Apple comes word that Apple may be copying the curved glass screen of the Nexus S. As a current Nexus S owner and former iPhone owner, I can testify that the design shape is more pleasing and offers a better orientation coming out of your pocket.
Next-generation portable devices from Apple could feature curved glass, as the company has allegedly bought new equipment in preparation to release devices with curved touchscreens next year.
Industry sources believe curved glass displays could be "the next big thing" in handheld devices, DigiTimes reported on Monday. They said that both Apple and non-Apple device makers are "gearing up" to release products with curved touchscreens in the first half of 2012.
-AppleInsider, September 26, 2011