Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Apple could be considering iPhone 'hover gestures' and curved displays

Apple could be considering iPhone 'hover gestures' and curved displays

Apple's latest iPhones have a feature called 3D Touch that responds differently depending on different finger pressures.

The report specifically cites that Apple is testing an iPhone display capable of detecting gestures from finger movements without actually touching the display.

This would mark a big shift in the look and feel of the iPhone, though we are certainly excited to see what this opens up for future designs. The technology could be useful for augmented reality, which is where Apple has put in a lot of effort in the past couple of years.

Apparently, people with knowledge on the matter have said Apple is working on the screen and control tech, though it won't show up for a few years yet.

The other part of the report also isn't entirely new - we've heard rumors about the iPhone with a curved screen for years. This would involve a screen where the actual middle of the display is lower than the top and bottom edges, resembling LG's Flex smartphone to an extent.

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Apple is also developing a curved screen. It is said that these new technologies are still in the development phase and will take roughly two years before we start seeing them in Apple devices.

Bloomberg's sources also reckon that Apple is working on a touchless control system for the iPhone.

It's no secret that Apple isn't the first to offer many innovations. "The Instagram app for Apple Watch will no longer be available as a stand-alone experience once users upgrade to iOS version 39 of Instagram, released on April 2, 2018", an Instagram spokesman tells Fast Company.

According to a new report, the company is supposedly working on new hover gestures that would let users control their iPhones without touching the screen. It's still possible, however, that Apple nixes the ideas altogether.

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