Apple working on curved iPhone screens, touchless gesture control, sources say

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Apple is said to be working on some brand new designs for future iPhones by adding touchless controls and curved screens, according to a report from Bloomberg. The report said that the iPhone display Apple is now developing detects finger gestures even without physically touching the screen.

Tim Cook & Co. are also allegedly designing a control feature that would let users perform certain tasks by simply hovering their finger over the screen. Those familiar with the plans claim that if Apple continues to develop these new technologies for the iPhone, they likely will not make their debut for another two or three years. In an attempt to leave their competitors in the dust, Apple is working on new technology that will make iPhone's absolutely irresistible. The mighty iPhone X, Apple's tenth anniversary iPhone, marked the first prominent re-design in iPhones since ever.

Further, Apple is also reportedly developing iPhone displays that "curve inward gradually from top to bottom". You have screens with unbelievably thin bezels, screens that respond differently to the amount of pressure applied today. Changing the way that users interact with screens could offer something new on the market depending on how it's implemented. 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.

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Samsung has been toying with curved screen technology for a while now and it seems as if Apple is about to get onto the bandwagon too.

Apple's patent for bendable batteries means you could squeeze a cell into more parts of an iPhone's body.

Bloomberg's sources also reckon that Apple is working on a touchless control system for the iPhone. The OLED screen in iPhone X is from Samsung but Apple has expanded its sourcing to LG for displays. If Apple wants any success with this, they motions need to be subtle and efficient, lest they create an army of wacky waving inflatable arm tube men trying to open up Safari.

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