Published: Thu, April 05, 2018
Science | By Dan Gutierrez

Apple's Developing Curved Displays and 'Touchless' Controls for iPhone

Apple's Developing Curved Displays and 'Touchless' Controls for iPhone

In other words, users could control their iPhone with their fingers without tapping the display, people familiar with Apple's plans told Bloomberg. There is a new phone being released every month it seems like, and Apple feels the need to step their game up to compete. It is also working on new features that would improve recent versions of the smartphone - including a curved screen and touchless controls. The new gesture technology would take into account the proximity of a finger to the screen, the person said.

Though the technologies are some ways out, upcoming iPhones could make use of touchless gestures and curved screens as distinguishing features, a report claimed on Wednesday. This would involve a screen where the actual middle of the display is lower than the top and bottom edges, resembling LG's Flex smartphone to an extent.

The sources say the tech won't be ready for "at least two years" and there's still a chance Apple may not follow through on the current R&D work. The iPhone X's OLED screen curves slightly at the bottom, but the shape is hard to detect. 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.

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"Both features are still in the early research and development stage and Apple could choose to not go forward with the enhancements", Bloomberg notes.

An Apple spokeswoman, however, declined to comment on this. Smartphones have become increasingly similar as Apple, Samsung Electronics, Google, and Huawei Technologies adopt features like full screens, advanced cameras, and facial recognition at roughly the same time. Apple would instead rely on a type of sensor technology built into the display itself.

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