This is why you might see future iPhones with touchless gesture controls and curved screens, according to a new report. It isn't yet known when we might see this feature, but it could arrive in the next few years.
That said, it's important to note that both these projects are tentative, experimental and many years away from actually shipping - if they ever do. Apple's latest iPhone models, including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, have a 3D Touch feature that responds differently to different finger pressures.
Moreover, Apple is also working on a new display that will replace current OLED display. But with the chief Apple rumormonger, Mark Gurman, now at Bloomberg, a reputable news source, these stories take on a new air of respectability.
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We can get behind curved displays as the likes of Samsung's Galaxy S9 and its Infinity Display present impressive screens that pleasantly curve around the phone's edges.
So far, all iPhone models have used a flat display; the iPhone X screen curves slightly at the bottom, but it this is barely noticeable to the human eye. That phone, however, wasn't very well received and LG didn't pursue the idea much further (it did launch a successor, though, the LG G Flex 2), probably partly due to the fact that the curvy screen had no real objective. Smartphones have become increasingly similar as Apple, Samsung Electronics, Google, and Huawei adopt features like full screens, advanced cameras, and facial recognition at about the same time. To stay ahead, Apple needs compelling new features and designs. If you can recall, Samsung launched Air View for Galaxy devices that allows users to a take peek at the content in apps and do other things. It's also possible if gestureless controls work, the entire ecosystem of Apple products could receive the same update. Those familiar with the plans claim that if Apple continues to develop these new technologies for the iPhone, they likely will not make their debut for another two or three years.