Swipe no more: Apple said to be developing 'touchless' iPhone screens

Swipe no more: Apple said to be developing 'touchless' iPhone screens

OLED, by contrast, the material found on the iPhone X and current-generation Apple Watch, is a light-emitting diode containing thin flexible sheets of an organic electroluminescent material. Similarly, the new touchless gesture will also take into account the distance of fingers from the screen to add some new and high-tech elements to the technology. What's more is that it takes into consideration the fingers proximity from the screen.

The Tame Apple Press has been reminding users that Apple has invented all the most important interfaces of the 20 and 21st century included the mouse, the touchscreen and probably the keyboard. This new display is called dubbed microLED. In the latest set of rumours coming out of Bloomberg, one states that Apple is exploring using touchless gesture control and curved screens. 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. Assumptions are that Apple may not be ready to mass produce such iPhones for the next two years.

Apple Developing Curved iPhone Display, Touchless Control Technology
But the issue for the firm this time around is that the iPhone X has been a lot less successful than the company had hopes. According to a new report , Apple is now working on curved iPhone displays which may arrive in a couple of years.

Both technologies are in their developing phases, however, consumers should expect the features to arrive in the 2020 or 2021 model years. Google's ATAP research group has been working on similar technology through a program known as Project Soli.

It's not just Apple, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Harvey Norman or any of the other usual places where Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad can be purchased, by from a telco on a plan. The touchless gesture control is something that's been implemented in Samsung phones already but Apple's design seems to work on a different principle entirely. 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. Last year's iPhone X borrows the tall, near-bezel-less design that Samsung championed two years earlier.

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