Future iPhones to use touchless controls and curved screens, report claims

Future iPhones to use touchless controls and curved screens, report claims

Future iPhones to use touchless controls and curved screens, report claims

A future iPhone could be controlled without you even touching it. Apple is exploring touchless gesture control and curved screens, according to the latest rumors from Bloomberg.

Bloomberg's source said touchless control will most likely take at least two years to become available for consumers. As many companies do, Apple is prone to testing new ideas and abandoning the ones it does not like. The touchless control feature essentially works as it sounds - allowing you to perform tasks without actually touching the iPhone's display.

The second experimental feature in Bloomberg's report relates to Apple designing iPhones with a display that curves inwards in the middle.

Apple unveiled the new iPad at an event in Chicago touting its commitment to education. Touch ID fingerprint authentication, which had become a staple that was copied by every other smartphone maker in the world, was also removed and replaced by a new 3D facial recognition system called Face ID.

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You may have spotted curved edges on Samsung's smartphones, but they tend to curve down and away at the display's boundaries. To stay ahead, Apple needs compelling new features and designs.

Technology changes faster than most of us can keep up. Last year, the company has introduced its brand-new design strategy with the iPhone X. Both the new gesture control and display technologies are still in the early research and development phases.

These two features will not arrive in this year's iPhones. Samsung plans to launch its Wall MicroLED TV this coming August, and LG Display is also expected to unveil a large-screen microLED TV latr this year. The feature would be based on technology built into the display itself rather than via a motion sensor on the phone's bezel, like with Samsung's implementation, the person explained.

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