Apple is working on new touchless controls for its displays26
Kicking things off is expected to be a new display technology that should help create an even more immersive experience. Much like Samsung’s curved edge displays, Apple is said to be working on OLED panels that are capable of being curved at certain points but, unlike Samsung’s, Apple’s alternative is expected to curve from top to bottom. Also in the works alongside the new displays is a new gesture control feature. This is expected to allow users to control their devices by simply moving their finger close to the display, without physically needing to touch the panel. Both the new gesture control and display technologies are still in the early research and development phases, so Apple could ultimately decide not to include them in future devices. If it chooses to do so, however, consumers should expect the features to arrive in the 2020 or 2021 model years.
Looking at short-term plans for the company, Apple is rumored to have plans for an expanded range of OLED devices that is set to be headed by a new iPhone Xs Plus variant that should boast a huge 6.5” screen. Apple is also expected to introduce an update to last year’s regular iPhone X, set to be called the iPhone Xs, and a slightly more budget-friendly LCD variant.