After grand success of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+, Apple probably is looking at the grand launch of Apple iPhone 7 sometime in future. This device would be a flexible and foldable iPhone. The speculation made the way when the company got a patent for the device by the US Patent and Trademark Office. In the details mentioned in the patent, an explanation was given about the possible methods of flexing or folding a smartphone or other portable device without damaging components it has inside it.
The patent has following terms in the document:
Flexible displays”, “flexible touch-sensitive layers”, “flexible housing”, “flexible batteries”, and “flexible printed circuits”. The patent also includes the name of six Apple engineers who possibly invented the new design. The components in the device would help to manage and control force-based gesture controls and would help the device to better withstand impacts or heavy pressure.
The patent reads the following:
“Rigid electronic devices may be vulnerable to damage in the event of an impact such as a drop of the device on a hard surface. It would therefore be desirable to be able to provide improved electronic devices.
The patent also describes how device incorporates different forms of folding to make it more compact and rigid. Though, there is no certain clue that this device with bendable display would be iPhone 7, but experts aren’t refusing the possibility if it happens in near future.
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