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Rumor: In three years, iPhones will have curved screens and touch-free controls

If you were missing the constant rumors about the next iPhonesDon't worry, this news will serve you well.

According to Mark Gurman, writing for the Bloomberg, Apple is preparing new things regarding the design of future generations of iPhones. The first change would be a curved screen and the second, which has more to do with usability, may end up bringing significant hardware modifications: gesture control, no touch.

Apple is working on gesture-free touch control and curved screens for future iPhones, projects that can help the company differentiate its most important product in an increasingly crowded market.

One of the rumors we have seen most about new handsets in relation to their screens. What specifically we do not know, but there are several rumors about how Apple would be working in partnership with LG to have "folding" screens.

Corroborating some of this news, sources of the Bloomberg stated that Ma would be working on a type of screen that "bends inward gradually from top to bottom." This would set it apart from rival Samsung devices which, for now, only have smartphones with screens curving down and sideways. This change, however, would reach users only two or three years from now.

Samsung Flexible Curved OLED ScreenFlexible screen presented by Samsung

The big news of today's publication, however, with regard to such "gestures" to control the device without the need for touch. According to sources from Bloomberg, the touchless control feature basically a gesture system which would allow users to navigate iOS by “moving their finger close to the screen without actually touching it”.

Strange as it may seem, such gestures will not be like Movements and Gestures (Air Gestures) from Samsung, which use sensors to define an action; in fact, Apple would be thinking of a technology actually present on the screen (not the sensors above it) where the fingers would need to be very close but not touching. Ma is expected to be able to create something advanced for this technology in about two years.

In addition to talking about these two new aspects of the handsets, Gurman has reaffirmed many of the rumors we have heard from her, such as the intention to have two new iPhone X-shaped handsets, one with a 6.5-inch OLED screen and a smaller one. It's more affordable with one of LCD.

Whatever the news, surely Ma will have public for that and we will be here, covering everything very closely. 😊

via 9to5Mac