iOS could detect when you run your finger on the screen
According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple may be working on new gestures for its iPhones. In addition to normal touch gestures, iOS could detect when you swipe your finger on the screen to activate some actions.
When Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone, he spent a lot of time demonstrating the multitouch interface. You could touch the screen with your finger without applying any pressure, which was something new at that time. You can also swipe the screen, use several fingers to pinch to zoom or rotate a photo.
Starting with the iPhone 6S, Apple also presented another gesture with 3D Touch. By applying some pressure on the screen, you can preview a photo or an email, open a context menu and more. The iPhone detects multiple levels of pressure so you can first preview and then open a document.
According to Bloomberg, the next iPhones could also detect contactless gestures just above the screen. It is not clear how Apple plans to use these new gestures when it comes to software implementation. This feature will not be ready for this year's new iPhones.
Bloomberg also says that Apple has been experimenting with curved iPhones. But they will not look like the Samsung Galaxy S9 since Apple is thinking of an iPhone shaped like a banana from top to bottom.
Finally, Bloomberg confirms the KGI Securities report on this year's iPhone line-up. Apple is working on three new devices: an updated iPhone X, a new iPhone that looks like an iPhone X but is more economical thanks to an LCD screen and a larger version of the upgraded iPhone X.
The larger version could have a 6.5-inch OLED screen. This number seems insane since the first iPhone only had a 3.5-inch screen. But people spend so much time on their phone that there should be a market for this great phone.