Apple’s Next iPhone Will Look a Lot Like the iPad, with Flat Edges Instead of a Curved Design

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If you’re an iPhone user who’s a fan of Apple’s new iPad Pro, you’re in luck, as the company is reportedly adopting the tablet’s design cues for its next round of mobile devices. Bloomberg’s sources claim that premium models of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will not only ditch the curved edges, but re-incorporate the flat screens last seen in the iPhone 5 (2012).

“This year’s successors to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be joined by two lower-end models to replace the iPhone 11,” wrote Bloomberg. “At least the two high-end devices will have flat stainless steel edges instead of the current curved design as well as more sharply rounded corners like the iPad Pro introduced in 2018. Reminiscent of the iPhone 5 design, the new handsets will have flat screens rather than the sloping edges on current models, said the people asking not to be identified because the plans aren’t public.”

Apple is also releasing an updated version of the HomePod, its high-fidelity, Siri-powered audio speaker. “Apple has also been developing a smaller and cheaper version of its HomePod speaker, to be released as early as this year, and so-called Apple Tags that will let users track real-world objects like keys and wallets, according to people who’ve seen prototypes,” Bloomberg reported.

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