Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Apple's making curved iPhone screens that support air gestures

Instagram drops Apple Watch app support Apple plans micro LED panels for small- and large-size devices, says Digitimes Research
Ginger Lopez | 08 April, 2018, 02:33

Once complete, users will be able to navigate their iPhones by merely moving a finger close to the screen without having to actually touch or tap it. But as we've seen before with Face ID, Apple has a history of cribbing innovative, yet poorly executed ideas that were exclusive to Android and honing them into a highlight fans become eager to adopt. Co-founder Steve Jobs popularized the mouse in the early 1980s.

The report, published Wednesday, says Apple is looking into these radical changes in order to differentiate in the crowded smartphone market.

Apple is busy adding two new technologies to its repertoire.

Considering how long the company has been rumored to be working on a curved display, consumers should take this news with a grain of salt. Samsung has tried, but their smartphones are limited to a curve along the edges, except the curved smartphone launched in the past. Apple has been using flat displays since iPhone's first release in 2007. For those unaware, the OLED screen of the iPhone X also bends inward from the bottom but is not visible to the human eye. Even if it does, the people said, it would not be for at least two years.




The second experimental feature in Bloomberg's report relates to Apple designing iPhones with a display that curves inwards in the middle.

Apple has always found new ways to make its product stand out from the crowd. One of the current rumors is that Samsung is working on a foldable smartphone. Google's ATAP research group is also working on a similar technology through a program called Project Soli. What makes Apple's approach to the technology different is the fact that the tech giant would rely on sensitivity built into the display, rather than an external camera.

We're slightly more bemused by the Nokia 8110-style keyboard cover which is included in a couple of the images, which would presumably cover half the screen with little benefit when the phone isn't in use.

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