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". Apple's latest iPhones have a feature called 3D Touch that responds differently depending on different finger pressures.
Both this and the curved screens are now in the early research and development phase at Apple, and thus it's not a given that either or both of them will actually make it to shipping products.
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Several cities across the state observed bandh by traders to protest the loot and arson they were subjected to during the bandh . Things returned to normal in western Uttar Pradesh, where about half a dozen districts witnessed large-scale violence.
Bloomberg also reinforces rumors that Apple is planning on releasing another iPhone with the iPhone X's OLED display later this year. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.
Samsung offered similar gesture controls, dubbed Air Gestures, on its Galaxy S4 smartphone years ago. Google has its own take on the tech, secretly experimenting with it within an initiative called Project Soli. (Though Apple's "all-screen" design is far less successful than Samsung's.) The iPhone X was also among the first iPhones to feature wireless charging, a feature that's been available in Android handsets for years.
For what it's worth, Apple (and other companies) work on technology like this all the time, though not everything makes it to the consumer.
Aside from curved screens, Apple is also said to be working on a touchless gesture control technology for its iOS smartphones. The upcoming OLED iPhone is said to have a larger 6.5-inch display than the 5.8-inch iPhone X.