The curved iPhone is trully a masterpiece and that’s coming from a android user.
1. Screens are more durable
A curved screen is less likely to scratch and more likely to survive a bad drop than a flat screen.
It’s pretty obvious when you think about it. If you set a flat screen on a table, the entire glass surface thing is at the mercy of any material that could scratch it. Even if it’s just a mild curve, only the top and bottom edges would be in contact with a flat surface. I distinctly remember that past curved devices I’ve tested were far less prone to scratches.
2. No risk of scratching most of the display, even when set down on concrete.
The same goes for drops; while any bad drop could shatter glass, a curved phone would be less likely to crack due to landing on some small protrusion on the ground.
Curved phones are more ergonomic
3. A banana-shaped iPhone would also help ensure you won’t drop your phone in the first place. The curve would fit the contours of your hand better, for one.
It helps the software experience
A curved screen can significantly reduce the distance your thumb has to travel to reach the top of the screen.
Again, a curve naturally follows the arches of your hands, which aren’t designed to interact with a flat slab.
The G Flex reference, the Google/Samsung GalaxyNexus was one of the first phones with a curved panel, way back in 2011. LG had some of the most dramatic examples with phones like the G Flex several years ago. Flex 2 may have been ahead of its time.
There’s another small bonus: A curved screen would help FaceID recognize you when the phone is lying on a desk, as the camera would be angled towards your face. That should appease some of those who miss TouchID.