Secondly, Apple is also working on an iPhone display that curves inwards gradually from top to bottom. On the contrary, Samsung's smartphone displays curve down at the edges.
The tech is also different to Apple's existing FaceID camera sensors, which use facial recognition to unlock your iPhone X.
The curved screens are two to three years away from release. Of course, they've never done an inverted curved screen before, but considering Apple's doing it, they may follow suit.
According to the report, the gesture technology would be able to determine the distance of the finger from the handset, presumably using depth sensing tech akin to that's used in Face ID.More news: South Africa's anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies aged 81
Apple did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment. Those are two big features that were missing from the HomePod at launch, but which Apple promised to make available via software updates as soon as possible.
Whether either of these features ever gets implemented into a single iPhone remains a mystery, so for now, all we can do is speculate. Samsung is already working on a foldable smartphone, while Huawei is seeing increased success in Asia.
If you didn't think the iPhone X was a substantial enough shift in terms of design, it looks like Apple has a more significant revamp in store.
Those familiar with Samsung's Galaxy line will likely remember that the South Korean manufacturer has played with simple hand gesture controls in the past, most notably with the Galaxy S4 and S6.