Apple is developing touchless controls and curved screens for future iPhones

Apr 05, 2018, 00:28
Apple is developing touchless controls and curved screens for future iPhones

The iPhone X's OLED screen curves slightly at the bottom, but the shape is mostly invisible to the human eye.

Apple did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment. Apple is also developing iPhone displays that curve inward gradually from top to bottom ... In fact, at least one of them could be at least two years away from shipping. You'll need to get pretty close to the screen, though, because the gestures rely on technology built into the display itself. Judging by the description of the display, the phone is likely to have a rather large screen and an OLED panel, given that only OLEDs can curve easily.

Although curved displays and touchless input may still be years away, greater use of OLED displays is expected this year. If the rumors are anything to go by, Apple will announce the brand new iPad Pro, featuring the key features and design of the company's current flagship handset, the iPhone X, at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 this June. Although the iPhone does boast the best camera out of any smartphone, nearly all of their other features have been implemented and mastered by other manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, and Sony. A few years ago, Samsung rolled out a concept for its phones called Air Gestures for touchless gesture control, and has already had favorable outcomes from utilizing curved screens. Potentially, this might be meant to serve a similar goal as the 3D Touch feature that Apple has been including in iPhones since 2015. Google has its own take on the tech, secretly experimenting with it within an initiative called Project Soli. Also in the works alongside the new displays is a new gesture control feature. In the meantime, Apple will evolve the technologies it delivered first in the iPhone X, and it will offer more display size and pricing options too.

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