Apple has officially filed a US patent application for a “foldable electronic device with a flexible display,” and it could be the next-generation iPhone, which would take on Samsung’s upcoming flexible smartphone. The application states that it “may be a laptop computer, a tablet computer, a cellular telephone, a wristwatch, or other electronic device.” Continue reading to see the patent and for more information.
“Of these, it seems most likely that Apple would be keen on baking a foldable screen into its popular smartphone. Apple is yet to be granted this patent, and it could be years before it ever makes use of it. Beyond the technical challenges in sensibly designing and crafting a foldable phone, the company would have to rethink how people use their devices so as to retool the interface for maximum utility,” reports The Next Web.