Samsung has been toying with curved screen technology for a while now and it seems as if Apple is about to get onto the bandwagon too. In the latest set of rumours coming out of Bloomberg, one states that Apple is exploring using touchless gesture control and curved screens.

In a world with so many smartphone manufacturers constantly competing with each other for a share of the market, innovation is a key factor and Apple is attempting to be at the forefront of innovation once again.

Bloomberg reported that

Apple Inc. is working on touchless gesture control and curved screens for future iPhones, projects that may help the company differentiate its most-important product in an increasingly crowded market, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The control feature would let iPhone users perform some tasks by moving their finger close to the screen without actually tapping it. The technology likely won’t be ready for consumers for at least two years, if Apple chooses to go forward with it, a person familiar with the work said.

Apple’s curved screen design is rumoured to take a different approach to Samsung’s with a curve that extends from top to bottom instead of at the edges. The touchless gesture control is something that’s been implemented in Samsung phones already but Apple’s design seems to work on a different principle entirely. Apple’s touchless gesture control detection method is rumoured to be built into the display itself instead of functioning via an external motion sensor on the phone’s bezel.

Additionally, rumours of a second iPhone X with a larger 6.5 inch OLED screen being released later this year round off the report.

While all of the above are just rumours and speculation, it’s still wise to keep an eye on the tech giant especially when their competitors are doing unique things like placing 3 cameras on the back of a smartphone.