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This would mark a big shift in the look and feel of the iPhone, though we are certainly excited to see what this opens up for future designs.

Apple is reportedly working on touches gesture screens that curve, which will be different than all other smartphones in the mobile phone market.

Government data shows that Apple has applied for 11 patents related to microLED technology in Korea over the past decade, the publication reported. Although some might argue that this is nothing new - read Google's Project Soli - Apple actually patented a touchless gesture control in 2013 to "to create and manipulate 3D objects using gestures made above a touchscreen's surface."

We can get behind curved displays as the likes of Samsung's Galaxy S9 and its Infinity Display present impressive screens that pleasantly curve around the phone's edges. A simple wave of a hand across the screen would let the user take calls and flip through web-pages. Apple plans to take similar tech in their own direction.


Bloomberg says that these features are likely two years away from release. The curves will presumably be a lot more noticeable than the slightly curved display on the bottom of the iPhone X. This feature used a motion sensor on the phone's bezel instead of being built into the display. The OLED screen in iPhone X is from Samsung but Apple has expanded its sourcing to LG for displays.

Both iDevice elements are "still in the early research and development stage", according to Bloomberg, which tipped a wait of at least two to three years.

Unlike LCD screens, organic light emitting diode (OLED) screens are more versatile, allowing it to be folded and curved.

Anyone can join Apple's Beta Software Program, although we don't recommend installing test software on your main devices. It's also possible if gestureless controls work, the entire ecosystem of Apple products could receive the same update.


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