Apple seems to be exploring curved iPhone screens and 'touchless' gestures

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Apple reportedly plans iPhones with curved screens and non-touch gesture controls

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. This technology isn't exactly new as Sony and Nokia have implemented it in the past as a glove input option on their phones. According to Bloomberg, the new features are touchless gesture controls and curved displays. Users could wave their whole hands over the screen to flip through images in an album, for example. The upcoming gesture technology will be able to understand if a finger is close to the screen. Also, talking about Apple producing a new sort of device is exciting, so any whisper is more likely jumped upon than most other news bits. It wouldn't be similar to the Samsung screens that feature edges that curve downward instead of inward. Except for the iPhone X, all the other iPhone models so far have sported a flat display.

Bloomberg on Wednesday reported that Apple's iPhone engineers are working on some pretty interesting things that could hit the market in the not-too-distant future.

The work comes as the Cupertino, California-based smartphone pioneer looks to make its gadgets stand out.

Apple may try to make the feature work more along the lines of 3D Touch, but the simpler air gesture feature has been seen on phones from Samsung in the past.

In the fourth quarter, Apple was responsible for about 20 per cent of smartphone shipments following the launch of the iPhone X and iPhone 8, beating out second place Samsung and Huawei, according to IDC. Samsung is already working on a foldable smartphone, while Huawei is seeing increased success in Asia. Now, more than a decade later the company is planning to explore possibilities beyond touching glass screens all the time. Apple is expected to release a 6.5-inch iPhone with an OLED screen and a new, lower-cost LCD model.

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