Apple Reportedly Working On Curved iPhone Displays

  • Apple Reportedly Working On Curved iPhone Displays

Apple Reportedly Working On Curved iPhone Displays

This is why you might see future iPhones with touchless gesture controls and curved screens, according to a new report. Flagship Samsung Galaxy S phones have had curved screen sides for years now, though the Bloomberg report indicates Apple's curved iPhone display would "curve inward gradually from top to bottom". Assumptions are that Apple may not be ready to mass produce such iPhones for the next two years. Still, other companies have implemented similar features in the past. Apple is also working on a new type of MicroLED screen, but this technology is even further away at three to five years.

Bloomberg's sources have told them that the phone will detect a gesture without the user having to actually touch the screen.

With the iPhone X off to a weaker than expected start, Apple has been scrambling to offer better innovations in future devices.

Unlike LCD screens, organic light emitting diode (OLED) screens are more versatile, allowing it to be folded and curved.

Both technologies are in their developing phases, however, consumers should expect the features to arrive in the 2020 or 2021 model years. One of the current rumors is that Samsung is working on a foldable smartphone. Google's ATAP research group has been working this sort of technology, too, through its Project Soli program. The upcoming gesture technology will be able to understand if a finger is close to the screen.

iOS 11.4 beta also includes ClassKit, Apple's latest framework for developers to build education apps to support the new Schoolwork iPad app, which lets teachers assign specific assignments within apps.

If you didn't think the iPhone X was a substantial enough shift in terms of design, it looks like Apple has a more significant revamp in store.