Apple's making curved iPhone screens that support air gestures

Apple working on'touchless control curved iPhone screen

While we're still getting the hang of Apple's new gesture interface on the iPhone X, Apple is apparently working on an entirely new kind of phone with a touchless gesture-based input.

As for what touchless gestures are, the feature would let users perform tasks by moving their fingers without having to actually tap the screen. Apple is also working on new screen technology, known as MicroLED, but that's at least three to five years away, Bloomberg News reported last month.

This news comes after Apple is set to ditch Intel chips in 2020. It is also important to note that Apple provides 5% of Intel's annual revenue. So far, every iPhone model has used a flat display.

Apple didn't respond to a request for comment Wednesday. A newer model of the original iPhone X is also said to be resized.

Apple working on'touchless control curved iPhone screen
Apple's making curved iPhone screens that support air gestures

Apple has a number of new features in the pipeline for its upcoming iPhones. Back when including everything but the kitchen sink in phones was a thing, Samsung allowed users to control their Galaxy S devices by doing things like waving their hand over the display to scroll. Google has its own take on the tech, secretly experimenting with it within an initiative called Project Soli. But one of the sources who spoke with Bloomberg said that Apple's implementation will rely on technology built directly into the screen, rather than a motion sensor in the bezel as Air Gestures does.

Samsung's Galaxy handsets curve in at the side edges of the display, so Apple would be able to differentiate with that approachAs Bloomberg points out, the iPhone X already curves in ever-so-slightly at the bottom of the display, but future iterations could see this become much more pronounced.

While the Apple projects aren't imminent, the company has near-term plans to expand OLED technology to more devices, according to other people familiar with the matter. As the iPad Pro 2018 uses the Face ID, the tablet is expected to get the iPhone X-like notch on the top portion of the display, where the TrueDepth camera sensors are placed.

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