According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on touchless screen interaction and curved screens for future models. This is more or less the same time frame the tipsters provided for the other new technology that they said Apple is developing: a curved screen. On the contrary, Samsung's smartphone displays curve down at the edges.
The tech is also different to Apple's existing FaceID camera sensors, which use facial recognition to unlock your iPhone X.
Bloomberg reported Wednesday on the new tech, but said both features won't be coming to iPhones for at least two years, and that's if Apple decides to move forward with either idea. The curved iPhone display has been a rumor for a while now as its been in development but, now it is expected to be around two or three years away from implementation. A larger 6.5-inch iPhone will carry an OLED display. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment. The company is said to be working on these new projects in hopes of making its smartphones stand out in a sea of competition.
Samsung launched a feature called Air Gestures several years ago that lets users accept calls and flip through web pages by waving their hand across the top of the phone.
Whether either of these features ever gets implemented into a single iPhone remains a mystery, so for now, all we can do is speculate.
According to Bloomberg, upcoming iPhones could also detect touchless gestures right above the display. This new report is now predicting Apple will continue to push the boundaries of technology and make the relationship between users and their device as seamless as possible.