Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
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Apple reportedly mulling first curved OLED, gesture control iPhone

Apple reportedly mulling first curved OLED, gesture control iPhone

It is also one of the reasons for the smartphone's thickness. All in all, it failed to meet the wall street expectations.

Obviously an iPhone that's created to be curved would be a different story entirely.

Apple is reportedly working on touches gesture screens that curve, which will be different than all other smartphones in the mobile phone market. However, if reports are to be believed, Apple may soon come out with a curved display phone that can be controlled without even touching the screen. Though it's unclear yet what would be gained by hovering the finger and not touching the screen. While 3D Touch responds differently based on the pressure applied on the display, the new air gesture feature would work according to the proximity of a finger to the screen, a person with knowledge on the matter said. Although the new technology will not be used on the next generation of iPhones (which are rumored to drop this Fall), the company plans to implement the tech in the next few years.

We suppose gesture control could be handy for any virtual or augmented reality headsets Apple may be working on with the idea that a future iPhone will act as the brains of the system. It's mentioned that the touchless gesture control feature may not arrive for another two years, and it's also possible the company will "not go forward" with either of these concepts. 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).

Samsung now uses smartphone screens that curve, but its curved screens slope down at the edges, rather than from top to bottom. However, it was later discarded by the company due to lack of interest among consumers. In order to install a curved display, OLED or MicroLED technology is required. The OLED screen in iPhone X is from Samsung but Apple has expanded its sourcing to LG for displays. Instagram's not alone. Per 9 to 5 Mac, Slack, Whole Foods, eBay, Amazon, and Google Maps also no longer have stand-alone Apple Watch apps as Apple shifts to watchOS 2 and requires that apps be native to that OS.

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