You may be able to control future Apple iPhones without touching them

Apple reportedly plans iPhones with curved screens and non-touch gesture controls

Apple Testing 'Touchless' Gestures for the iPhone

Now according to some reports, Apple is working on new touchless controls for its upcoming iPhones. The technology likely won't be ready for consumers for at least two years, if Apple chooses to go forward with it, a person familiar with the work said.

Talking about touchless gestures, it will allow users to interact with their devices by getting their finger close to the screen but not touch it. For those unaware, the OLED screen of the iPhone X also bends inward from the bottom but is not visible to the human eye. What's more is that it takes into consideration the fingers proximity from the screen.

With more and more Android OEMs now embracing full-screen notch displays that was popularised by the iPhone X, Apple is finding itself in need to bring some more radical new changes that will once again set its iPhone apart from the crowd. Air Gestures were also implemented by Samsung years ago, where users could take selfies and perform other actions with just a wave of their hand. The company has been sharing condensed informational videos on its new products left and right this past year, and the new, 6th-gen iPad with Apple Pencil support is no exception.

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Both of these innovations are already available in Samsung flagships, of course.

Apple likes to explore new possibilities with its iPhones, and if the latest reports are true, the Cupertino giant might be looking at some standout features for future iPhones. Google's ATAP research group has been working on similar technology through a program known as Project Soli. Even if these get the green light, we can only expect iPhones from 2-3 years in the future to feature these. One of the current rumors is that Samsung is working on a foldable smartphone.

After three consecutive years of iterative iPhone updates that included nearly no design changes, Apple in 2017 released a completely redesigned iPhone.

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