Folding Apple iPhone could be in your pocket soon

Смартфон от Apple можно будет открывать и закрывать как книгу

To be clear, the brief application states that the gadget "may be a laptop computer, a tablet computer, a cellular telephone, a wristwatch, or other electronic device".

Following news that Apple has patents to create an iPhone that folds down the middle like a book, sources familiar with the display industry have claimed Apple is exploring working with China's largest display maker BOE to create a flexible OLED screen. As of now, Samsung has been making the displays for the Apple iPhones. According to 9to5Mac, the US Patent and Trademark Office has revealed that the Apple has filed a patent application for a foldable display. But we've yet to see a proper mass market device with a truly flexible display.

Apple patent revealed that: "may be formed from shape memory alloy or amorphous metal and may have openings to facilitate bending."
After all, the iPhone generates maximum revenue for the Cupertino company.

Given that it's unlikely that Apple is plotting a flexible MacBook or iPad, this application hints that a flexible iPhone could be in the works, especially as - just hours before the firm's iPhone X launch earlier this year - Samsung announced that it plans to release a foldable smartphone in 2018.

Former Cowboys running back Darren McFadden retires
McFadden was released Sunday along with kicker Mike Nugent, who filled in when Dan Bailey missed four games with a groin injury. McFadden averaged 4.2 YPC while compiling just over 7,500 total yards and 33 scores during his 10-year career.

The first generation of the iPhone was 3.5 inches. Dubbed as Galaxy X, the smartphone is said to be in development for more than five years. While Samsung provides the OLEDs used in the iPhone X, it seems Apple might move to a different supplier for the bendy device as it looks to reduce its reliance on its chief rival. It was also the first iPhone after Steve Jobs' passing away.

The concept of folding phone is new but it is already discussed before. Samsung is also rumored to be working on a foldable version of its Galaxy branded smartphones.

It will be a surreal moment with a dash of nostalgia when you flip open a new iPhone with a seamless screen.

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