Apple is working on touch-less controls and curved screens for iPhone


However, it experienced mixed response from the buyers. That type of work is increasingly important for Apple, since the iPhone is its biggest moneymaker.

Although, there's no way that Apple's design could be held responsible for 'less-trending' of the iPhone.

Although the OLED panel of the iPhone X curves at the bottom, that's mostly hidden from owners of the device - the objective is exclusively to make the bottom bezel as small as possible, by having the necessary screen drivers "under" it.

The phone, which, according to Bloomberg, is expected to take at least two years to arrive, will feature a curved display. Though it's unclear yet what would be gained by hovering the finger and not touching the screen.

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Released earlier this week, iOS 11.4 Beta brings a couple of new features to the table and the most noticeable ones are Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2. Samsung has also used touchless gestures in its handsets via its Air Gestures feature for years. 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.

Bloomberg also notes Apple is working to curve the iPhone's display.

Rival Samsung has already produced a similar device - its new Galaxy S9 smartphone curves down at the left and right edges. The curves will presumably be a lot more noticeable than the slightly curved display on the bottom of the iPhone X. LG G-Flex, launched in 2013, was the first smartphone with "self-healing" flexible display. Contrary to the current OLED screens, MicroLED screens make use of a different compound which emits brighter light, is less power consuming and far slimmer than the most recent display technologies. This would go along with a curved screen, a feature that has made leading manufacturers scratch their heads. The touchless gesture control is said to add a new dimension of iPhone's display.