Apple is experimenting with touchless gestures and curved screen iPhones

Apple's entry-level iPad tablet is now compatible with the company's Pencil stylus a device that once only worked with high-end iPad Pro models

A new report claims Apple is now working on curved screens and a touchless control technology for its upcoming iPhones. Also, the new screens would curve "inward gradually from top to bottom", not along the sides like with Samsung phones, the publication said.

It's unclear if Apple sees any additional benefit in ergonomics by going a different direction with its curves, or this is simply a measure meant to preemptively stop people from saying it copied Samsung.

Apple didn't respond to a request for comment Wednesday. The iPhone X's OLED screen curves slightly at the bottom, but the shape is mostly invisible to the human eye. It is possible the screen would also be able to detect how far away the finger is.

The information about Apple's new endeavor to come up with curved displays also seemingly confirms previous rumors that the tech giant will not only continue using OLED for its next-generation iPhones, but also increase the adoption of OLED screens this year. According to Bloomberg, Apple will be developing its processors for the Mac as early as 2020, doing away with current Intel processors powering the product. This feature won't be ready for this year's new iPhones. Kicking things off is expected to be a new display technology that should help create an even more immersive experience. Apple's design would require gestures to be closer to the screen than with Project Soli, the person familiar with the situation said. Although the iPhone does boast the best camera out of any smartphone, nearly all of their other features have been implemented and mastered by other manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, and Sony.



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