Apple rumoured to be exploring "Touchless" gestures and curved iPhone screens

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Apple is reportedly working on a couple of new features for future iPhones in order to differentiate its products from the growing competition. Also in the works alongside the new displays, is a new gesture control feature.

As Apple readies its next batch of iPhones and consumers are feeling less need to upgrade since the latest generation lacks significant new features, an insider has shared that two new additions could make an appearance within the next several years.

The feature shares similarities with the Air Gestures capability that Samsung Electronics Co.

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Apple may be preparing to add Taiwanese firm PlayNitride to its partners on what appears to be a growing MicroLED initiative for future devices, according to a recent report. The mighty iPhone X, Apple's tenth anniversary iPhone, marked the first prominent re-design in iPhones since ever.

Talking about touchless gestures, it will allow users to interact with their devices by getting their finger close to the screen but not touch it. You have screens with unbelievably thin bezels, screens that respond differently to the amount of pressure applied today.

Cupertino last week released iOS 11.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, promising the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as a handful of new features. A simple wave of a hand across the screen would let the user take calls and flip through web-pages. 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).

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A faulty connection in the RFPCB module was also cited as the key reason behind the so-called "frozen" iPhone X whose OLED screen would become unresponsive or inaccurate in cold weather.

Samsung has been toying with curved screen technology for a while now and it seems as if Apple is about to get onto the bandwagon too. After all, Apple's said to be sourcing most of its OLED technology from the South Korean giant anyway. Apple launched a large-scale probe, which led to a temporary suspension at some parts plants.

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