Apple wants to stay ahead of the competition and make curved smartphone displays stylish again. While Samsung experimented with it, the idea failed in the past. Apple is planning to revive it with their iPhone X and curved displays may be used in next-generation models.
Based on earlier rumors, it is speculated that the Cupertino company has planned to launch three different variants of the iPhone X and one of them will be an affordable choice for most buyers. The iPhone X was a groundbreaking launch in many ways as after almost a decade the company finally got rid of the home button and upgraded it to an OLED display.
Curved Displays Incoming
According to a report published by Bloomberg, Apple is working on multiple new technologies to make the iPhones truly futuristic. The company wants to implement gesture controls which we assume may refer to identifying the position of user’s hand and open or close apps. The iPhone X is already designed to support lots of gestures including pinch to zoom, open or close apps with a swipe.
These gestures are designed to make it easier and more intuitive to interact with the touchscreen display in the absence of the home button. While Bloomberg doesn’t explicitly reveal how touchless gesture controls would work, Motorola has already implemented it where you can wake up your phone by waving your hand over the display.
The new iPhone will also feature a curved display which is the second technology that Apple engineers are working on. As Samsung has been working on curved displays for a long time, it’s not surprising to see something similar being proposed by Apple. The technology, however, might take and may not be seen in iPhone models until 2020 or so.
Can Apple Make Curved Displays Stylish Again?
Samsung used curved displays on many models including the Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S4 and even had touchless gestures available on their phones four years ago. The big question is can Apple make curved displays stylish again?
While other manufacturers do their best to usher in new technologies, it just doesn’t catch up in the world until Apple does it. Some great examples are ditching Flash Player entirely which Apple did years ago and the introduction of the top notch which is now adopted in OnePlus 6 as well as the Asus Zenfone 5.
Going by the trend, Apple just might make the industry adopt curved displays and possibly may make OLEDs common on all other smartphones. At present, they are found primarily in Samsung phones and used sparsely by other manufacturers.