Today a new report comes from Bloomberg that suggests that Apple is developing two new pieces of technology for future iPhone models. Apple has been using flat displays since iPhone’s first release in 2007.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Samsung has also used touchless gestures in its handsets via its Air Gestures feature for years.
With the release of the original iPhone in 2007, Apple introduced the Apple fans to touch screens. Those familiar with the plans claim that if Apple continues to develop these new technologies for the iPhone, they likely will not make their debut for another two or three years.
The touchless gestures would allow a user to perform certain tasks by moving a finger close to the display..
If you think the bezel-less iPhone X was the pinnacle of what Apple can achieve in smartphones, you may be wrong. The next year, the Galaxy Edge and Edge+ had curved screens on both sides. The proximity of fingers to the screen will be taken into account for this new gesture technology. Unlike the display on the Samsung Galaxy S9, this new iPhone’s display will curve from inwards from top to bottom (kind of like a banana). The iPhone X’s OLED screen curves slightly at the bottom, but the shape is mostly invisible to the human eye. Looking back, it was Apple who gifted the world with the computer mouse, the iconic iPhone, features such as 3D touch (pressure-based touch gesture in a phone) etc.
Amazon, Google Maps, eBay, Twitter, Whole Foods, and others have also ditched Apple Watch. Unlike many online publications, we don’t have a paywall or run banner advertising, because we want to keep our journalism open, without influence or the need to chase traffic. This new display is called dubbed microLED.