Obviously an iPhone that's created to be curved would be a different story entirely.
The company is also researching on various holographic display features.
The second experimental feature in Bloomberg's report relates to Apple designing iPhones with a display that curves inwards in the middle. Though it's unclear yet what would be gained by hovering the finger and not touching the screen. The new gesture technology would take into account the proximity of a finger to the screen, the person said. According to sources close to the deal, Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology approved a PlayNitride application for a brand new $17-million USD (NT$500 million) manufacturing plant at Hsinchu Science Park.
The feature shares similarities with the Air Gestures capability that Samsung Electronics Co. In other words, it will allow users to navigate iOS just by waving with their hands above the phone.
Google is also working on technology using gestures through a program called Project Soli.
Interestingly, Apple is also working on displays that gradually curve inward from top and bottom.
Rival Samsung has already produced a similar device - its new Galaxy S9 smartphone curves down at the left and right edges. LG G-Flex, launched in 2013, was the first smartphone with "self-healing" flexible display. Before the iPhone X, the iPhone form factor was largely unchanged going all the way back to the 2014 launch of the iPhone 6. The early work of Huawei, Samsung, and Apple could be an omen of what's coming ahead.
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In its report, Bloomberg notes that both features are only in an experimental phase and that they may not necessarily come to new iPhones.