Apple Working on Touchless Control and Curved iPhone Screen

Unlike the display on the Samsung Galaxy S9, this new iPhone's display will curve from inwards from top to bottom (kind of like a banana). The curved iPhone display has been a rumor for a while now as its been in development but, now it is expected to be around two or three years away from implementation. You'll need to get pretty close to the screen, though, because the gestures rely on technology built into the display itself.

The information about Apple's new endeavor to come up with curved displays also seemingly confirms previous rumors that the tech giant will not only continue using OLED for its next-generation iPhones, but also increase the adoption of OLED screens this year. According to Bloomberg, Apple will be developing its processors for the Mac as early as 2020, doing away with current Intel processors powering the product. Samsung has offered curved displays on smartphones since the Galaxy Note Edge and features like Air Gestures which were introduced with the Galaxy S4 some four years ago allowed users to scroll through webpages and photos by just swiping in the air above their device.

If you didn't think the iPhone X was a substantial enough shift in terms of design, it looks like Apple has a more significant revamp in store. For example, the Moto Actions feature enables users to turn the lock screen on and off by waving a hand, among other things. To stay ahead, Apple needs compelling new features and designs. Google has its own take on the tech, secretly experimenting with it within an initiative called Project Soli. The upcoming OLED iPhone is said to have a larger 6.5-inch display than the 5.8-inch iPhone X.

The report specifically cites that Apple is testing an iPhone display capable of detecting gestures from finger movements without actually touching the display.

  • Joey Payne