Apple is developing touchless controls and curved screens for future iPhones

Nichole Vega
April 5, 2018

Apple is working on future iPhones with touchless gesture control and curved screens, according to a new report from Bloomberg. A source has shared that the new iPhone displays curve inward gradually from top to bottom.

Apple did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment. The curved iPhone display has been a rumor for a while now as its been in development but, now it is expected to be around two or three years away from implementation. The 10th anniversary iPhone's OLED display curves slightly at the bottom though it isn't that visible to the human eye. According to Bloomberg, Apple will be developing its processors for the Mac as early as 2020, doing away with current Intel processors powering the product.

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

Apple's working on some groundbreaking new tech for its future iPhones to help differentiate the series from rivals. The only one that has a slight curvature is the iPhone X.

With the release of iOS 11.3, we saw a number of useful features added to Apple's mobile operating system.

Samsung's Air Gestures tool allowed people to pick up calls and flip through web pages by waving their hands on top of the device.

Google's Project Soli also boasts similar tech, this time integrating a sensor and antenna into a micro-chip that uses radar to detect touchless motions. While the battery management feature was the primary draw of the update, we also saw the addition of other features like iMessage for Businesses and the addition of new Animoji. It's also the first iPhone to feature an OLED display.

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