Future iPhones may have curved OLED and touchless screens

08 April, 2018, 02:32 | Author: Constance French
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Specifically, a Bloomberg report from earlier in the week claims that Apple has been prototyping a curved iPhone model created to stand out in a smartphone market where devices are becoming harder and harder to tell apart.

If Apple is indeed working on a curved iPhone, it's unlikely that we'd see it within the next two years, so renders like this will be the best we'll get for the foreseeable future. Well, rumor has it Apple is working towards curved panels with touch-free gesture controls to differentiate the iPhone from other premium smartphones on the market. Devices upgraded to iOS 11.3 are returning a new response that does not match Apple's documented protocol. Apple's version will have 3D Touch like functions where users can hover their fingers over an icon and it will display more options. Also, the new screens would curve "inward gradually from top to bottom", not along the sides like with Samsung phones, the publication said.

Apparently, Apple is going to achieve another milestone by letting its users to interact with their phones without tapping them. iPhone users will just need to make some gestures to perform certain tasks. Apple plans to take similar tech in their own direction.

Google is also working on technology using gestures through a program called Project Soli.

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As for Apple's curved screen iPhone, it would have a curve that ran from top to bottom.

Bloomberg says that these features are likely two years away from release. OLED displays are capable of being shaped into curves or even folded, unlike LCD screens, which were used in older iPhones.

In the meantime, if your phone still needs a battery replacement, you can take advantage of Apple's time sensitive offer of switching out your device's battery for $29. Both these features are said to be in early test and development stages and it may as well be the case that Apple may decide to put this on a halt.

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