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Future iPhone might come with curved screen, gesture controls

Future iPhone might come with curved screen, gesture controls

Apple is reportedly developing curved screens and touchless gesture control for future-generation iPhones.

According to a new report, the company is supposedly working on new hover gestures that would let users control their iPhones without touching the screen. Apple's latest iPhone models, including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, have a 3D Touch feature that responds differently to different finger pressures.

Since Apple's launch of iPhone X previous year, we have seen many rumours as to what the next device from the Cupertino giant might look like.

Both the projects are in the early stage of development and are for two separate devices. Apple is already planning to roll it out for upcoming iPhone models due out later this year.

With the iPhone X still fresh in everybody's collective consciousness, it seems very unlikely for Apple to come forward with another tech marvel.

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Samsung has used the sensors in smartphones to give phone users the ability to control their screens without touching them.

Instead of curving outwards towards the edges of the phone, Apple is considering displays that have a concave curvature that slowly dips towards the center from the top and bottom.

Cupertino last week released iOS 11.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, promising the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as a handful of new features. If you can recall, Samsung launched Air View for Galaxy devices that allows users to a take peek at the content in apps and do other things.

Smudgy iPhone screens may be a relic of the past, if reports of Apple testing a "touchless" screen are true. Unlike Android's, mostly rudimentary face unlock - a glorified picture match - Apple crammed an IR blaster that made the shape and nuances of your face the unlock button.

Bloomberg's sources also reckon that Apple is working on a touchless control system for the iPhone. After all, Apple's said to be sourcing most of its OLED technology from the South Korean giant anyway. OLED screens can be curved or folded.


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