At Apple this week received confirmation of the registration of another patent. The development of a very interesting, because it describes a technology that allows you to create bendable smartphone. The application for this patent was registered in the Patent Office and the United States trade marks at the end of August this year, but we know about him was only now.
According to the patent, Apple, iPhone, or other mobile gadget can be folded in half without any consequences for the electronic "stuffing". To bend a smartphone or tablet without any damage, it must be fitted with two panels, each of which can play the role of the display.
The illustrations in the patent shows a smartphone equipped with OLED-screen folding in half. Such a device can be worn as a notebook and use it during the opening.
Issue device in a new form-factor may become a new impetus for the smartphone market, which has recently shown a slowdown. The Apple patent points out that folding smartphone manufacturer is considered as a full-fledged representative of the next generation of devices.
Earlier, Samsung has repeatedly announced plans to introduce the first fully folding device at the beginning of 2016. Later, however, representatives of the South Korean media said that the announcement of the convertible smartphone will be held at the end of next year, and the beginning of sales only at the beginning of 2018.