Published: Thu, April 05, 2018
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Apple working on iPhones with touchless control, curved screen

Apple working on iPhones with touchless control, curved screen

Apple is reportedly working on touches gesture screens that curve, which will be different than all other smartphones in the mobile phone market. It isn't clear yet why Apple is developing this technology at this point, but the source said that it would take at least two years to complete.

This news comes after Apple is set to ditch Intel chips in 2020.

Both this and the curved screens are now in the early research and development phase at Apple, and thus it's not a given that either or both of them will actually make it to shipping products. It is also important to note that Apple provides 5% of Intel's annual revenue.

Apple did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment.

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

A new Bloomberg report from the often reliable Mark Gurman details two major changes that could be on the horizon for Apple's upcoming smartphone. It's the first iPhone from the company that doesn't feature a physical home button and has a display notch. Google's ATAP research group has been working on similar technology through a program known as Project Soli.

The iPhone X, which was released a year ago. It's unclear exactly how this feature would work, but it likely involves "hovering" over specific user-interface elements and won't be the core way of interacting with the smartphone. Rather than having motion sensors in the bezel, Bloomberg says that the display itself will act as a sensor and your hands will have to be much closer to the screen to register and use touchless gestures.

To access adequate OLED supplies for these new devices, Apple is expanding its sourcing from Samsung to also include LG Display, the people said.

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