Smartphones with flexible screen have become the new trend. Such devices have already presented Samsung, Motorola and Huawei. According to the latest data, over a similar gadget is the Apple.
A new patent was issued the Apple patent and trademark office (USPTO). Apparently, the device will receive a flexible display connected with special hinges. Speaks of two design options: classic, when the main screen is folded inside, and a screen will consist of several layers, according to phonearena.
Details patented Apple devices
Accurate information about the material of the cover display yet. The flexible portion may be reinforced with chemical substances and is made of glass, sapphire or any other ceramic material. The patent indicates that the protective sheets will be used to “facilitate local bending or bending without creating unacceptable internal stress”.
The patent describes the use of several sensors including accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and others. They need to determine the correct orientation of the display. Apple is also considering the possibility of using the sensors to enable, disable, or transfer the screen to the standby mode at the time when the device is to be folded.
Usage scenarios of the gadget
According to the document, the smartphone can be placed in such a way: at an angle of 90 degrees, using the bottom part in the role of a digital keyboard, or folded, placing it on the nightstand where the device will be able to show useful information.
It is not yet clear whether Apple plans to release this gadget or is this another patent that will never be implemented.
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