An iPhone of the future could possibly be controlled without the user even touching it. According to the most recent rumours from Bloomberg, Apple is reportedly exploring curved screens and touchless gesture control. The rumours say that a display that is “gradually” curving inward from the top to the bottom of the phone is at least two to three years away, while the touch-free technology “likely won’t be ready for consumers for at least two years.” However, that is assuming that Apple discovers merit in continuing with the R&D cycle for it.
Motorola and Samsung have both made use of touchless gestures in their handsets. However, it sounds like the version of Apple is quite different when it comes to implementation. Instead of making use of motion sensors in the bezel, Bloomberg discloses that the display itself will presumably act as the sensor and as a result, the hands of the user must be much closer to the screen.
Apple works on various far-out technology all the time, and more often than not, these technologies are not released to the market. If people can still remember, the company teased about swappable camera lenses back in 2012 and even a solar powered iPhone. However, it is already six and eight years, respectively, since the said patents were filed and neither of the features has been added to their lines of iPhones yet.