Apple's making curved iPhone screens that support air gestures

Instead of curving outwards towards the edges of the phone, Apple is considering displays that have a concave curvature that slowly dips towards the center from the top and bottom. Two major differences would radically change the iPhone as we know it: a curved screen and touchless control. The iPhone X's OLED screen curves slightly at the bottom, but the shape is mostly invisible to the human eye.

The curved screens are two to three years away from release.

Curved screens are the other new feature that Apple is reportedly working on. It would take into account the proximity of a finger to the panel and be built directly into the display. Hence, tech sources strongly believe that the curved screens that Apple is making are still OLED screens and not MicroLED.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But the issue for the firm this time around is that the iPhone X has been a lot less successful than the company had hopes. This feature won't be ready for this year's new iPhones. Samsung is already working on a foldable smartphone, while Huawei is seeing increased success in Asia.

However, neither of these concepts are new, with Samsung a few years ago introducing a similar technology called Air Gestures for touchless control of its phones.

Google is also working on technology using gestures through a program called Project Soli. Apple's approach will apparently require the gestures to be closer to the screen than the search giant's. It's like hovering a finger over the display to control it. There is a new phone being released every month it seems like, and Apple feels the need to step their game up to compete. However, Apple's plans are significantly different concepts.

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