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

Also in the works alongside the new displays, is a new gesture control feature.

Of course, this is nothing like Google's Soli which is much better and allows users to make all the sorts of gestures that they would typically make on a screen at a greater distance than what Apple is proposing.

As explained in the report, the touchless control seems to be similar to 3D gestures that you can perform by hovering your fingers slightly above the screen. However, there is no word on how these new gestures would be integrated into iOS software. Some Galaxy S phones also have curved screens on the edge but Apple is going with a screen that will curve inward gradually from the top to bottom.

Apple has long embraced new ways for humans to interact with computers.

The Tame Apple Press claims that Apple's move to curved screens will make it completely different from its rivals because none of them has such super-evolved high technology. Apple is also working on a new type of MicroLED screen, but this technology is even further away at three to five years.

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Both features are still in the early research and development stage and Apple could choose to not go forward with the enhancements.

In the fourth quarter, Apple was responsible for about 20 percent of smartphone shipments following the launch of the iPhone X and iPhone 8, beating out second place Samsung and Huawei, according to IDC. However, the technology will take at least two years to get fully developed if Apple decides to take it up seriously, stated a person familiar with the company's plans. This feature used a motion sensor on the phone's bezel instead of being built into the display.

Industry insiders close to Bloomberg suggest that Apple is presently working on the curved displays for iPhones.

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