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This Apple Patent Strongly Hints At A Foldable iPhone in 2018

2017-11-24 638 Posted by 3uTools

A foldable iPhone could be in the works as the US Patent & Trademark Office has published a patent filed by Apple showing designs for a folding display.


The patent shows a phone design that describes an iPhone that vertically folds down the middle allowing the device to be open and closed like a book.


The design looks a little like two iPhones stitched together, but the patent notes the foldable iPhone will be one device with a flexible display. Covering all the bases, Apple’s patent notes the foldable screen could be used for an LCD, microLED or OLED type of display.


This Apple Patent Strongly Hints At A Foldable iPhone in 2018


“Display may include an array of display pixels formed from liquid crystal display (LCD) components, an array of electrophoretic display pixels, an array of organic light-emitting diode display pixels, an array of pixels formed from crystalline semiconductor light-emitting diode dies (sometimes referred to as micro-LEDs), an array of electrowetting display pixels, or display pixels based on other display technologies,” the patent explained.


However, it’s worth noting that the display in the iPhone X is foldable in that it curves around the glass covering to create the near bezel-less design. So an iPhone that builds upon that foldable screen isn’t completely far-fetched.


That being said, foldable and flexible displays have been touted by the likes of Samsung and LG for several years, but have yet to be released in a consumer product, so we could still be waiting some time before a foldable iPhone makes its debut.


Source: trustedreviews



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