Will future iPhones have curved screens and touchless control?

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According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is experimenting with two new features that could make it into future iPhone models: touchless gesture controls and curved screens. A source has shared that the new iPhone displays curve inward gradually from top to bottom. Given that the latter is still at least three years away from production, there is a strong chance that more OLED displays will end up in more iPhone models aside from the flagship.

Apple didn't respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

Touchless gestures are also apparently on their way to an iPhone near you, and they could be implemented in two years at the earliest. The iPhone X's OLED screen curves slightly at the bottom, but the shape is mostly invisible to the human eye.

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.

Apple's always been said to be working on new technologies to build into its lineup of iPhones, and today's report out of Bloomberg corroborates these rumors.

The differences between smartphones are becoming more and more minute, so the innovations could help Apple further separate its device from the pack.

Apple is preparing something new for its future iPhones.

That means users will have to keep their gestures close to the display for it to work. Apple's implementation does not require a motion sensor though. Back when including everything but the kitchen sink in phones was a thing, Samsung allowed users to control their Galaxy S devices by doing things like waving their hand over the display to scroll.

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