It bends! Apple granted US patent for advanced flexible iPhones

“Back on April 10, 2013 Patently Apple was first to discover and report on Apple’s advanced invention for not only flexible displays but also for possible future flexible iPhones and other iDevices. The patent was discovered in Europe,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “Today, the US Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent for this invention.”

“Apple’s newly granted patent covers their invention relating to flexible electronic devices and displays,” Purcher reports. “Apple’s patent filing also enlightens us with the fact that bending a future flexible centric iDevice may also allow users to open a specific application, control a game function and so much more.”

“Flexible internal components may include flexible batteries such as batteries having rigid and flexible portions, batteries formed from multiple rigid portions joined in a flexible joint, and batteries formed from flexible battery layers,” Purcher reports.

Illustration of flexible device from Apple's US patent application
Illustration of flexible device from Apple’s US patent application

 
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