Curved Screen iPhone With Touchless Gestures Coming? Michael Kwan April 4, 2018 News You don’t need to venture very far into the deep trenches of the Internet to discover people with two very different opinions on smartphones. Some people will say that Apple is the best when it comes to creating the best user experience, offering innovating solutions to everyday people. Other people will say Apple simply “reinvents” existing features and rebrands them as if they are their own. With rumors of a curved screen iPhone, we’re going right back into that conversation again. It’s true enough that modern smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S9 (and the Galaxy S8 before it) popularized the curved screen. Samsung calls it an Infinity Display where the edges sort of “melt” over the two sides of the phone. You might remember when they showed this off in the S7 Edge. According to a new report from Bloomberg, a curved screen iPhone is also in the works. The difference is that rather than having the curved edges run along the side of the phone, the screen will “curve inward gradually from top to bottom.” I suppose this could accomplish two things. First, the curved screen iPhone could “hug” your cheek a little better when you’re talking on the phone. Second, it would mimic what you get with curved screen monitors and curved screen TVs in terms of a visual experience, though I’m skeptical about that benefit on a smaller screen. A second project in the works in Cupertino is the possibility of touchless gestures on an iPhone. You already have 3D Touch, but what you’d get here is the ability to interact with your iPhone without making physical contact with the display. If this sounds familiar, that’s because Samsung had Air Gestures on the Galaxy S4 five years ago. Presumably, the functionality would be similar but the experience would be improved. After all, they’ve had five years. And if the Bloomberg report is to be believed, the touchless gestures (Air Touch, maybe?) won’t debut on an iPhone for at least a couple of years. The same is true with the inward curving OLED display. There’s also a new tech called MicroLED that won’t show up for another three to five years. What do you want to see next in an iPhone? Share This With The World!