Next iPhone May Have Touchless Gesture Controls and Curved Screens

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The phone, which, according to Bloomberg, is expected to take at least two years to arrive, will feature a curved display.

This news comes after Apple is set to ditch Intel chips in 2020. For instance, the latest iPhones come with 3D Touch feature, which responds differently depending on the finger pressure. Apple is still in the early development stages with those technologies.

The report also states that Apple is testing screens that gradually curve from top to bottom.

Samsung now uses smartphone screens that curve, but its curved screens slope down at the edges, rather than from top to bottom. Even Apple's new iPhone X, which introduced new facial recognition technology and a almost all-screen front, failed to universally impress reviewers. That would suggest that these are OLED displays, which are much more flexible than LCDs.

The other part of the report also isn't entirely new - we've heard rumors about the iPhone with a curved screen for years.

Bloomberg reports that the initiative "is still in early developmental stages", but is meant to bring Macs into the same unified architecture that allows all of Apple's other devices to work together "seamlessly". So some finger movements close to the screen will be enough to perform actions, but the technology for it will not be ready for at least two years, the report notes.

Apple was once a leader in the classroom but in recent years it has fallen behind Google, which now accounts for around 60 per cent of new mobile PCs shipped to U.S. schools compared with 12.3 per cent for Apple, according to Futuresource Consulting. To stay ahead, Apple needs compelling new features and designs.

Today, Taiwan-based Digitimes Research reported that Apple is working with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to produce small microLED panels for use in the Apple Watch and other wearables.

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