“Potentially, the smartphone could contain up to two AMOLED screens,” Osborne reports. “The use of AMOLED and a conical shape for the flexible panel could offer users ‘an illusion of depth perception [...] mimicking a 3D experience.’”
Osborne reports, “The new design relies heavily on flexible display technology, but in order to limit the possibility of damage, the patent describes the phone as being incased in glass — bent into a conical shape, but serving as protection in case you drop your gadget. With such advances being made in the smartphone industry — and the market already crowded with operating systems, similar phone designs and application ecosystems — perhaps Apple’s move into flexible displays could help the firm keep its dominant position.”
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Apple patent application reveals iPhone with curved, wraparound display – March 28, 2013