Earlier this week, a report from Bloomberg claimed that Apple is considering future iPhone models with “hover” gestures and curved screens. Now, designer Martin Hajek (via iDrop News) has offered up his take on what such an iPhone could look like…
Technically speaking, the glass on the iPhone is already curved slightly at the edges, but if the rumor mill is any indicator, Apple is looking to go big with curved displays at some point in the future. Continue reading
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Apple is currently developing curved displays and “touchless gesture controls” for future versions of its flagship iPhone, according to a new report. iPhone Gesture Controls Those gesture controls will allow iPhone users to navigate iOS or perform tasks with their hands without actually touching the display. In other words, users could control their iPhone with […]
A new report purportedly coming from “people with knowledge of the matter” says Apple is working on bringing curved screens to its smartphones, a move which may happen in around 2-3 years. These panels will curve inward gradually from top to bottom, and not down at the edges like Samsung’s recent flagships. It’s unclear if Apple sees any additional benefit in ergonomics by going a different direction with its curves, or this is simply a measure meant to preemptively stop people from saying it copied Samsung. Apple iPhone X Although the OLED panel of the iPhone X curves at the…
Apple is actively working on curved screens and touchless gesture controls for iPhones, according to a new Bloomberg report this morning. The features are expected to help Apple differentiate its devices in an increasingly crowded market, but both are said to be years away from appearing in finished products. On the curved screen front, Apple is sa…Read More
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Apple knows the smartphone market is becoming more crowded and homogenous, and the company wants to make its iPhones stand out. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is experimenting with two new features that could make it into future iPhone models: touchless gesture controls and curved screens. Those familiar with the plans claim that if Apple continues to develop these new technologies for the iPhone, they likely will not make their debut for another two or three years.
Gesture control would allow users to complete some tasks on the handset by moving their finger near the screen without actually touching it. Proximity of the finger to the screen would be the key, as the technology being developed is reportedly being built into the screen itself.
Samsung offered similar gesture controls, dubbed Air Gestures, on its Galaxy S4 smartphone years ago. Air Gestures allowed users to move their hand near the top of the handset to accept calls, scroll through webpages, and more. However, Samsung’s feature used a motion sensor on the phone’s bezel rather than technology built into the display panel.
This morning’s report that Apple is working on an iPhone with a curved display sounds like it will be a rather modest change from the iPhone X.
Apple is also developing iPhone displays that curve inward gradually from top to bottom, one of the people familiar with the situation said.
That seems to be referencing a rather subtle curve that may, like the very slight curve at the bottom of the iPhone X, be almost indistinguishable from a flat screen. Technically, of course, the iPhone X display is fully curved, as it folds back underneath itself to make possible the near-bezel-free design …
Though the technologies are some ways out, upcoming iPhones could make use of touchless gestures and curved screens as distinguishing features, a report claimed on Wednesday.
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Apple is considering future iPhone models with some drastic changes in design. The Bloomberg report details two major differences to current iPhone lineup, although it sounds like the projects are tentative and experimental; at the very least these features are still years away from shipping.
The report says Apple is testing an iPhone display that can detect gestures from fingers without actually touching the screen, almost like ‘hovering’ over a UI element.
Huawei just announced MediaPad M5 series 10.8″ and 8.4″ at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona. It comes in 10.8-inch and 8.4-inch versions with WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 960 SoC and runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.0 on top. It has a 13-megapixel auto focus rear camera with PDAF and an 8MP front camera. It has a metal unibody design and also has a fingerprint sensor on the home button, below the display. The 10.8-inch comes with Quad Speakers and the 8.4-inch version has Dual speakers. Both have Huawei Histen sound support, are Harman Kardon audio certified and Support Hi-Res Audio. These have 5100 and 7500mAh battery, respectively with support for QuickCharge technology. The larger model also has pogo pins on the back for keyboard support. There is also MediaPad M5 Pro model that has similar specifications as the 10-inch model, but it comes with M-Pen Stylus with 4096-layer pressure sensitivity. Huawei MediaPad M5 (10) specifications 10.8-inch (2560 x 1600) WQXGA 2.5D curved glass Enhanced ClariVu display Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 960 (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) processor + i6 co-processor, Mali G71 Octa-core GPU 4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB /128GB storage, expandable …