1. nikkisharif's Avatar
    This morning CNN reported "Apple gets patent for wrap-around screen". What are your thoughts on this?

    Personally, I'd want a normal back on my phone. I'm not really interested in all the gimmicks...plus I'm not sure how useful a wrap-around screen would be for everyday use.
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    06-15-2016 10:19 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Well I DID give serious thought to that phone from Russia with the epaper back screen. THAT could be useful, but other that that I see no reason for a full color screen on the back.

    YotaPhone 2 review | Android Central
    06-15-2016 10:38 AM
  3. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Well I DID give serious thought to that phone from Russia with the epaper back screen. THAT could be useful, but other that that I see no reason for a full color screen on the back.

    YotaPhone 2 review | Android Central
    Now epaper would be nice but I'd prefer it on the iPad. I read tons of books & my eyes get so tired using the normal display. I have yet to purchase a Kindle because I don't need to add another thing to all the stuff I carry when I travel.
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    06-15-2016 11:18 AM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    I heard about this and I'll rather not. I just see it as an annoyance. If they do this, there needs to be a way to disable this. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who turns my phone face down to make a point. I.E. you are with your friends and your phone keeps vibrating.
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    06-15-2016 02:33 PM
  5. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I heard about this and I'll rather not. I just see it as an annoyance. If they do this, there needs to be a way to disable this. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who turns my phone face down to make a point. I.E. you are with your friends and your phone keeps vibrating.
    Agreed!! Hopefully there will be more than one device option, if they decide to implement this.
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    06-15-2016 03:21 PM
  6. pkcable's Avatar
    Now epaper would be nice but I'd prefer it on the iPad. I read tons of books & my eyes get so tired using the normal display. I have yet to purchase a Kindle because I don't need to add another thing to all the stuff I carry when I travel.
    Now you are talking! Would be perfect for the iPad Mini Pro (did I just name the new product?). I remember someone trying a 2 screen tablet before but it was ugly bulky and just didn't work very well. I'm sure Apple would do a much better job! Same concept as that phone, except the back screen would be for kindle, iBooks, Magazines, news etc.
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    06-15-2016 03:26 PM
  7. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Now you are talking! Would be perfect for the iPad Mini Pro (did I just name the new product?). I remember someone trying a 2 screen tablet before but it was ugly bulky and just didn't work very well. I'm sure Apple would do a much better job! Same concept as that phone, except the back screen would be for kindle, iBooks, Magazines, news etc.
    Love the name Sounds like a winner to me...I'd definitely buy one and I'm sure we aren't the only ones that would like something along these lines.
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    06-15-2016 05:27 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Apple gets a lot of patents. Doesn't mean much. May never be used. But getting the patent keeps others from getting it.
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    06-15-2016 05:30 PM
  9. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Apple gets a lot of patents. Doesn't mean much. May never be used. But getting the patent keeps others from getting it.
    Good point!!! I was just curious to see if anyone was interested in something like that.
    06-15-2016 11:02 PM
  10. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I would have to see what it looks like and how it's executed.
    06-15-2016 11:11 PM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I would have to see what it looks like and how it's executed.
    That's a good point too I'm pretty sure the vision I have is a terrible mess compared to what Apple would think of if they produced this LOL
    06-15-2016 11:18 PM
  12. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Interesting concept, but I guess I'm a little old fashion. Just give me the basics with a little customization and I'm happy.
    Annie_i6s, libra89 and nikkisharif like this.
    06-16-2016 06:32 AM
  13. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    I just saw a drawing of this phone, and I am with you guys. I can't see how this would be beneficial. In fact, I think it seems like the phone would be more vulnerable. So I'll be content to sit on the sidelines and watch with interest, but I don't think I'll "bite".
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    06-16-2016 10:05 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The wrap around screen technology they got the patent on may not even be in Apple's plans to use on the iPhone. There's no telling what they might want it for. I don't pay much attention to patents. They do so many things that use all sorts of technology. I don't know how many times a patent announcement is made, but then you hear nothing else.
    06-16-2016 11:49 AM
  15. nikkisharif's Avatar
    The wrap around screen technology they got the patent on may not even be in Apple's plans to use on the iPhone. There's no telling what they might want it for. I don't pay much attention to patents. They do so many things that use all sorts of technology. I don't know how many times a patent announcement is made, but then you hear nothing else.
    This is very true! We see it all the time
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    06-16-2016 12:53 PM
  16. xtremeled's Avatar
    BATTERY!!!
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    06-16-2016 03:44 PM
  17. Fit24's Avatar
    A wrap-around screen sounds exciting, but I don't think I'd want it on a phone. I guess we'll have to wait and see if they develop a device with a wrap-around screen.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    06-16-2016 08:13 PM
  18. nikkisharif's Avatar
    BATTERY!!!
    Exactly this....I'm sure battery life would be atrocious
    libra89 likes this.
    06-18-2016 01:54 AM

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