Apple Invents Foldable iPhone Display
A recently published patent uncovered by Patently Apple provides more evidence that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may be working on a new iPhone with a flexible display. In a patent titled “Flexible Display Devices,” Apple described a hinged electronic device with a flexible display that can be bent and held at various angles.
As stated in the patent abstract, “Flexible displays may be mounted to the housing portions overlapping the hinges. When the housing portions in a device are rotated relative to each other, the flexible display may bend. The hinge may be configured to allow the flexible display to be placed in a front-to-front configuration in which an active side of the display faces itself or a back-to-back configuration.”
As seen in the patent illustration above, the device can also be set in a triangular configuration. The triangular configuration could allow two users to play a mobile game together or allow two separate applications to run on each side of the display.