Apple is Working on Future iPhones With Curved Screens, Touchless Gesture Control [Report]

Apple is Working on Future iPhones With Curved Screens, Touchless Gesture Control [Report]

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Apple is working on future iPhones with touchless gesture control and curved screens, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

The gesture control feature would let users perform some tasks by moving their finger close to the screen without touching it. The gesture would take into account the proximity of a finger to the screen. A person familiar with the project said the technology won't be ready for at least two years.

Apple is also said to be developing displays that curve inward gradually from top to bottom.

That’s different than the latest Samsung smartphone screens, which curve down at the edges. So far, every iPhone model has used a flat display. The iPhone X’s OLED screen curves slightly at the bottom, but the shape is mostly invisible to the human eye.

A curved iPhone could be as little as two to three years away, according to a source. Bloomberg also reiterates its belief that Apple's microLED display technology is three to five years away. A recent report from DigiTimes said that the microLED panel could enter production this year or next.

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Apple is Working on Future iPhones With Curved Screens, Touchless Gesture Control [Report]

zyme - April 5, 2018 at 6:23pm
Since no-one else mentioned the touchless gestures.. I think they're awesome! - It would be especially cool/useful if there were gestures that worked while the phone was laying down, and you were using an app that cast/airplayed, or were mirroring to your TV. - - Btw shouldn't the current iPhone support gestures? I bet it's mainly the software that isn't finished, because the face recognition in the iPhone X is the same model camera (miniaturized) that was in the 1st Gen MS Kinect. If apple adds gestures MS might breath new life into their Kinect's to compete since it's already out there (at least I hope so!). The Windows Hello cameras is made using the same tech, the Kinect 2 is the very first Windows Hello Face Camera: So I wonder if the others support gestures? It might depend on the drivers perhaps? Either way MS is in a spot to be ahead of them when it comes to distributed capable hardware...
zyme - April 5, 2018 at 6:04pm
For everyone that asked why? - How about making the screen nearly impossible to hit when it gets dropped? (The Impact would always be on the sides/edges. As long as the screen is not edge-to-edge, but even if it was the shape itself is more impact durable except for the center of the back, which would probably have to not be glass (unlike the current model iphone is).
Ashraf - April 5, 2018 at 7:15am
It's not a good experience because the screen protector can't be applied to the curved screen easily( can't be easily managed).
PaulieP - April 5, 2018 at 2:40am
Damn! Apple is shit now! Thought I would never say this, but I’m switching to Samsung now. :-(
joshWUa - April 4, 2018 at 2:42pm
I would definitely not be getting those iPhones, but why? What’s the point of a curved screen?
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