iOS could detect when you hover your finger over the screen

“Apple could be working on new gestures for its iPhones,” Romain Dillet writes for TechCrunch. “In addition to normal touch gestures, iOS could detect when you hover your finger over the screen to trigger some actions.”

“When Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone, he spent quite a bit of time demonstrating the multitouch interface. You could touch the screen with your finger without applying any pressure, which was already something new back then,” Dillet writes. “Starting with the iPhone 6S, Apple also introduced another gesture with 3D Touch. By applying some pressure on the screen, you can preview a photo or an email, open a shortcut menu and more. The iPhone detects multiple levels of pressure so that you can first preview and then open a document.”

“According to Bloomberg, upcoming iPhones could also detect touchless gestures right above the display,” Dillet writes. “It’s unclear how Apple plans to use those new gestures when it comes to software implementation.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: It’s be useful just to be able to scroll an iPhone when your hands are covered in engine oil or cookie dough and you’d rather not have to touch the display.

Apple working on touchless gesture control and curved displays for future iPhones – April 4, 2018


    1. Agreed. I get the beta updates and it seems to me that it already has been doing this. I have, on several occasions, hovered my finger over something without touching because I was indecisive as to which point I wanted to touch, . . . and low and behold the app/iPhone brought went to the item under which my finger was hovering.

      Personally, I just felt is was my phone being too sensitive. But it has done this several times in the past month. This is a little different than the “auto dial” that happens when you click the “end” button to a call, set the phone down and suddenly it calls someone at random!

  1. I rather have Apple expand and also list in a document all of Siri’s commands. I have gotten to the point of just trying any command to see if it is Siri capable or not.

  2. “iOS could detect when you hover your finger over the screen”

    and the reason for this would be…………..???????

    Is anyone that lonely that they need the affirmation that they are alive? ”

    “I am iPhone and I love you, will show you how much if you just put your finger near”

    Imagine the number of productive hours that will be wasted playing with this.

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