Next iPhone May Have Touchless Gesture Controls and Curved Screens

Ismael LynchApr 05, 2018

Potentially, this might be meant to serve a similar goal as the 3D Touch feature that Apple has been including in iPhones since 2015. The company is said to be working on these new projects in hopes of making its smartphones stand out in a sea of competition.

Apple Inc is working on touchless gesture control and curved screens for future iPhones, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Apple is also working on an iPhone display which would curve inward from the top to the bottom.

Apple has yet to embrace curved displays, but that could soon change. Apple introduced pressure-sensitive displays with the addition of 3D Touch following the release of the iPhone 6s and the Apple Watch, though few apps take advantage of the feature in a way that makes sense. They add that with the iPhone x now in possession of the A11 chip, it's not unusual for the Cupertino-based tech innovator to make do with what's at hand, albeit a little more optimized.

Although the OLED panel of the iPhone X curves at the bottom, that's mostly hidden from owners of the device - the objective is exclusively to make the bottom bezel as small as possible, by having the necessary screen drivers "under" it. The Korean tech giant has also had success creating curved screens for its flagship phones. That would suggest that these are OLED displays, which are much more flexible than LCDs.

Bloomberg also says that Apple has been experimenting with curved iPhones. You'll need to get pretty close to the screen, though, because the gestures rely on technology built into the display itself.

It's worth noting that Samsung came up with a similar technology several years ago.

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