The latest patents reveal that Apple has different plans for the iPhone with a foldable screen.
Smartphone models with foldable screens have been on the market for a while. Many Android phone manufacturers, especially Samsung, have started to produce foldable models. As such, eyes are also waiting for a foldable screen phone from Apple. However, Apple seems to have different plans in this regard.
Apple has different ideas for foldable iPhone
The latest patents reveal that Apple has different plans for foldable screen phones. According to the patent images, Apple is working on a rollable screen, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Flip or Fold models.
The new patent images, which the company calls “Rotating Display Electronic Devices”, shed light on Apple’s future iPhone and iPad models. Since 2017, the company has been working on rotatable screens, and it is possible to say that it will follow a different path than other brands when it comes to foldable phones.
When it comes to foldable screens, the most curious issue is of course the durability and lifespan of the screen. Apple, which has made a very detailed patent application, also includes a transparent protective layer on this rotatable screen surface. It is stated that this surface can prevent possible screen damage during rotation.
The patent, which includes details other than the strength of the screen, also points to various sensors that will be included in this rollable screen. Including many different features in the patent, Apple also mentions a motion sensor. This shows that the screen can be controlled with various hand gestures without touching it.
If Apple realizes its new patent, it could produce smartphones in much smaller sizes. If this rollable screen technology is combined with smaller batteries, we could see pen-sized smartphones.
Apple seems to bring a breath of fresh air to the foldable smartphone market with its new work. So what do you think about Apple’s new rolling screen patent and foldable iPhone? You can share your opinions with us in the comments section.