Cupertino-located tech behemoth Apple is claimed to be aiming to roll out a foldable iPad or iPhone device. Now it appears that the firm is taking this seriously and has been approved of a copyright by the USPTO. Apple lately got a patent named as Electronic devices with flexible displays, which indicates that the firm may be mulling over making a foldable iPad or iPhone.
The patent reads, “An electronic gadget might have a hinge that permits the gadget to be bent almost in curve. A screen might extend on the curved axis. To make easy the bending around the axis, the screen might have layers such as a screen cover layer with recesses or grooves. The recesses make a flexible part in the screen layer. The screen layer might be made from transparent materials such as glass or other materials. Elastomeric fluids, material, and other substances might be positioned in the recesses in the screen layer. The substance in the screen layer might have an index of refraction that is leveled with the refraction index of the screen layer. A hinge might be equipped among rigid planar coatings that are divided by a gap. Flexible layers, which lie flush with different surfaces of the rigid planar layers, might be employed to support the gap.”
In March 2018, industry expert analyst Wamsi Mohan claimed that Apple is operating on a foldable handset that it may roll out in 2020.
Lately, it was claimed that Apple will be stopping the affordable iPhone SE and its present generation flagship handset iPhone X handsets. As claimed by BlueFin research, the firm will stop both the iPhones so as to shift its aim on the new handsets as there will be a huge degree of requirement for them possibly due to lack of upgrade activity in last couple of years.