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.
LG has made OLED screens in small numbers over the years, but it spun up large-scale OLED production about a year ago. Google apparently wanted to get in on the ground floor, so it invested in LG’s new OLED operations. So far, it’s just been LG, Xiaomi, and Google using the latest LG OLEDs, but a new report claims Huawei is using them on the new Mate RS.
Huawei announced the Porsche Design Mate RS last week, leaving us all aghast at the exorbitant pricing.
LG is reportedly supplying OLED screens for Huawei’s $ 2,100 Mate RS was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
A report this morning from Taiwanese supply chain publication DigiTimes suggests that Apple’s plans for producing next-generation MicroLED screens could be more ambitious than originally expected. According to the report, Apple is already working with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on small and large screens for three separ…Read More
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LG Display may have scored big time – it sold flexible OLED displays to Huawei for the curved screen of the Mate RS Porsche Design. It’s important to note that LG didn’t make the OLED screen for the Huawei P20 Pro, so the deal in its current form is pretty low volume. However, Huawei is the third biggest smartphone maker in the world and LG Display is reportedly “paying special attention” to the Huawei contract. If things go well, there’s plenty of room for orders to grow. The Mate RS, as you probably know, is one of the first smartphones with a fingerprint reader under its display….
LG has filed the necessary paperwork for three new trademarks in the EU, and all of these are about marketing microLED displays. The trademarks the company wants to own are XµLED, SµLED, and XLµLED. If LG is granted these and actually plans on using them in shipping products, we’re not sure how well they will be received – it’s a bit weird to go with “µLED” instead of “microLED”, that might result in people having issues with reading the names. Anyway, according to the filings, these trademarks are primarily for “mobile phones, smart phones”. So far we’ve seen a huge microLED TV…