According to a new report from Bloomberg today, Apple’s future iPhone will have a very big change in the design, the report gives the two most important changes: “hover” gestures and a curved screen just like the LG G Flex.
The report says that Apple is testing a new iPhone display that can detect finger gestures without actually touching the screen, which means it can detect the user’s “hover” gesture. The report also stated that the screen will be able to detect the distance of the finger from the screen. The touchscreen is the main way for users to interact with Apple’s iOS devices. Apple is considering innovation in this area.
Samsung and other manufacturers already use motion sensors to implement some basic screen hovering gestures, and Apple’s approach relies on sensors built into the screen itself to detect it. Similar to 3D Touch,
Samsung was the first company to introduce the air gestures with the Samsung Galaxy S4. The phone allowed you to wave your hand over the screen to switch between photos and web pages. Samsung also introduced a function using which you can scroll a web page using your eyes. Similarly, the video would pause if looked the other way.
The second major change in the future iPhone given by Bloomberg is the use of a curved screen. The screen will bend inwards in the middle, which is similar to the LG Flex mobile phone.
Bloomberg also pointed out that the two new changes will take at least two years to complete.