Apple is Planning on Adding Curved Screens and Touchless Controls for Future iPhone
New features included.
Apple Inc. is working on touchless gesture control and curved screens for future iPhones. The control feature would let iPhone users perform some tasks by moving their finger close to the screen without actually tapping it.
While gesture-based touchless technology is likely to be at least 2 years away,It can be seen as something of an evolution of the 3D Touch tech employed in iPhones since the iPhone 6S, and likely linked to the gesture-based controls seen in last year’s iPhone X, which lacked a physical home button.
So far, every iPhone model has used a flat display. The iPhone X’s OLED screen curves slightly at the bottom, but the shape is mostly invisible to the human eye.
OLED, or organic light emitting diode, displays can be shaped into curves or even folded, unlike the less-flexible LCD screen technology used in prior iPhones. 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.