Apple's making curved iPhone screens that support air gestures

Apple reportedly plans iPhones with curved screens and non-touch gesture controls

If you think the bezel-less iPhone X was the pinnacle of what Apple can achieve in smartphones, you may be wrong.

Gestures on a smartphone have been a rather hot topic, with big names trying to implement it in their devices and failed, this opens up a lot of room for Apple to experiment with it and explore different types of ways they can further enhance how smartphones react to gesture-based controls.

Bloomberg says that these features are likely two years away from release. However, the technology will take at least two years to get fully developed if Apple decides to take it up seriously, stated a person familiar with the company's plans. For those unaware, the OLED screen of the iPhone X also bends inward from the bottom but is not visible to the human eye.

Both features are still in the early research and development stage and Apple could choose to not go forward with the enhancements.

The work comes as the California-based smartphone pioneer looks to make its gadgets stand out. Now it remains to be seen how the touchless gesture feature works out for Apple.

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The new gesture technology will take into account the proximity of a finger to the screen. It is rumored to be working on iPhones with curved screens and controls that work with just the wag of a finger. One of the current rumors is that Samsung is working on a foldable smartphone.

Additionally, rumours of a second iPhone X with a larger 6.5 inch OLED screen being released later this year round off the report.

The report also said Apple may be working on curved screens, which other phone makers including Samsung have incorporated into their designs. This is pretty different from Samsung's Air Gesture feature that debuted on the Galaxy S4 a few years ago, where Samsung embedded a motion sensor to detect gestures from a particular distance.

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