Folding iPhones could be the future for Apple
Way back in 2013, Samsung unveiled the very first flexible phone prototype at CES (Consumer Electronics Show). While it has not come out yet with a smartphone with folding screen, Apple is looking to join the folding-screen bandwagon, a recent report hints.
Tech Radar reports that the hint came from a patent that Apple Insider discovered. It was labeled as U.S. Patent No. 9,504,170 “flexible display devices” and shows a handset with details on how it can be folded in half.
Several versions were also illustrated including devices that can fold in on itself like a traditional clamshell device and another that can fold in a way that leaves the screen visible, but cut in half. Another interesting illustration is a device that has two hinges and folds in three ways.
Considering Samsung has yet to present a folding smartphone since its prototype in 2013, it’s fairly safe to assume that a folding iPhone may still take a few more years to develop. Alfred Bayle