The curved display Apple has in development slopes ‘inward gradually from top to bottom,’ according to Bloomberg.
Apple has yet to embrace curved displays, but that could soon change.
Bloomberg, citing unnamed people “with knowledge of the matter,” on Wednesday reported that Cupertino is working on “curved screens” as well as a new “touchless gesture control” feature to differentiate its future iPhones from other smartphones.
The curved display Apple has in development slopes “inward gradually from top to bottom,” the report notes, and could make its debut in “as little as two to three years.”
The touchless control feature will reportedly let you carry out some tasks by simply moving your finger “close to the screen without actually tapping it.” That technology is also at least two years off, Bloomberg says.
“Both features are still in the early research and development stage and Apple could choose to not go forward with the enhancements,” Bloomberg notes.
Apple did not immediately respond to PCMag’s request for comment.
Mostly used in televisions, curved displays aren’t unheard of in the smartphone market. Samsung has been experimenting with curved screens for years, from the Samsung Galaxy Round—aka “the world’s first curved display smartphone”—to its Edge lineup and the Galaxy S8+ and S9+, which extends the display over the edge of both devices.
Apple isn’t exactly inventing the concept of touchless gesture control, either. Samsung’s Galaxy S4, released in 2013, included similar features, which the company called Air Gestures.