Apple Is Reportedly Working on Touchless and Curved iPhone Screens

Muriel Hammond
April 6, 2018

Apple is also working on new screen technology, called MicroLED, but that's around three to five years away.

Apple is developing touchless iPhones with curved displays.

Future generations of the iPhone could feature curved screens and touchless control features as Apple seeks to distinguish its flagship product in the smartphone market. However, there is no word on how these new gestures would be integrated into iOS software.

The new technology is rumored to be two years away from debuting to the public or if Apple is even interested in using it. Apple will implant the latest technology in the iPhone bezel instead of the display, which is similar to Samsung's Air Gestures. Apple is likely to use an OLED screen for the aforementioned tech as well as they are more flexible than the regular LCD screen panels.


Additionally, rumours of a second iPhone X with a larger 6.5 inch OLED screen being released later this year round off the report.

With more and more Android OEMs now embracing full-screen notch displays that was popularised by the iPhone X, Apple is finding itself in need to bring some more radical new changes that will once again set its iPhone apart from the crowd. The videos are short and sweet, at just about a minute long each, and while some of the more tech-savvy people out there may not find them particularly informative, they serve as a nice segue for those just now getting an iPad. Apple is still in the early development stages with those technologies.

Industry insiders close to Bloomberg suggest that Apple is presently working on the curved displays for iPhones. The curves will presumably be a lot more noticeable than the slightly curved display on the bottom of the iPhone X. Apple as always has not made any comments on this issue, so we would have to wait to see if the report eventually turns out to be legit.

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