Apple has never shied away from trying its hands in new technologies. The company keeps filing patents for never-before-seen technologies, which we could expect in future Apple products. Likewise, a recent Bloomberg report suggested that the Cupertino giant is working on a couple of features for its upcoming iPhones; touch gesture control and curved display.
According to sources familiar with Apple's plans, unlike Samsung Galaxy S9's display, the display on iPhones will be curving inwards gradually from top to the bottom of the front of the phone. Based on this information, iDropNews designer Martin Hajek has made a concept render the curved iPhone. The render shows an iPhone featuring an OLED screen that is curved at the top and bottom.
Similar to Nokia's iconic banana phone, the device also has a slider at the bottom that covers part of the display when not active. The concept iPhone has a curved that would make it easier for users to handle the handset.
As per the images, users can pull down the slider when they need to use the keyboard. Another noticeable thing is the presence of the notch. However, this contradicts reports claiming that Apple will ditch the notch from next year.
Unlike the latest iPhones, the concept model has only a single rear camera. In any case, we should keep in mind that this is not a leak. So we expect many changes in the rear design. Moreover, Apple has not even confirmed to the rumors of developing a curved iPhone.
As stated, Bloomberg's report also notes that future iPhones will get touchless gesture control. With this feature, users will be able to perform some tasks in their phone just by moving their finger close to the display.
Is is worth mentioning that both features are in early stages of development and it will be at least a couple of years before they see the light of day. That said, we are more than excited to get our hands on a curved iPhone with touchless gesture control.
Speaking of 2018 lineup of iPhones, two OLED models and a cheaper LCD model are expected to launch in fall this year.