Apple is said to work on touchless control, curved iPhone screen

Apple is said to work on touchless control, curved iPhone screen

The series of minute-long videos were published on Apple's official YouTube channel, showing users how to get the most out of their device and enticing in potential customers.

Both of these technologies are still under works and there's a high chance that Apple could ditch these in favour of something else.

As suggested by the name, the touchless gesture control feature will allow users to let their fingers "hover close to the screen without actually touching it".

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That said, the new gesture control system and the curved screen technology is at least two years away from now.

A potential new screen, meanwhile, would curve slightly inward from the top of the phone to the bottom. The iPhone X's OLED display has a slight curve at the bottom, but it is negligible. Apple is still in the early development stages with those technologies.

The work comes as the California-based smartphone pioneer looks to make its gadgets stand out. It is the first non-Pro iPad model to feature support for Apple Pencil and is mainly geared toward the education sector, but makes a great, affordable tablet as well, especially considering the Apple Pencil support.

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Apple is developing touchless iPhones with curved displays. Citing "people familiar with the matter" Bloomberg adds that this particular tech would take in to account the proximity of your fingers to the display. Google's ATAP research group has been working on similar technology through a program known as Project Soli.

Air Gestures, on the other hand, rely on a motion sensor in the phone's bezel. Samsung is already working on a foldable smartphone, while Huawei is seeing increased success in Asia.

The report also said Apple may be working on curved screens, which other phone makers including Samsung have incorporated into their designs. Now, more than a decade later the company is planning to explore possibilities beyond touching glass screens all the time. However, Bloomberg reports that the OLED display on the iPhone X will be extended to a larger 6.5-inch iPhone model, which will likely be announced this year.

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