Apple to add touchless gesture control and curved display to future iPhones

Alan Olson
April 6, 2018

While Samsung displays on flagship Galaxy smartphones curve horizontally, a curve from top to bottom could help Apple differentiate itself from the competition. In other words, future iPhone users will be able to perform some tasks in their phone just by moving their finger close to the display.

Touchless gesture control would allow end users to hover their finger over the display and still be able to interact with onscreen options. The screen would gradually curve inward from top to bottom.

The gesture controls Apple is working on are also likely two years or more away, according to the report. There is a new phone being released every month it seems like, and Apple feels the need to step their game up to compete. 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. The touchless gesture control is said to add a new dimension of iPhone's display.

Bloomberg notes that the new curved iPhone design and Apple's supposed touchless gestures are "still in the early research and development stage and Apple could choose to not go forward with the enhancements".

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This would mark a big shift in the look and feel of the iPhone, though we are certainly excited to see what this opens up for future designs.

Stay updated with latest technology news & gadget reviews. The report says that a "curved iPhone may be as little as two to three years away".

Considering how long the company has been rumored to be working on a curved display, consumers should take this news with a grain of salt. Apple is already planning to roll it out for upcoming iPhone models due out later this year.

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