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Apple to develop foldable iPhone that can ‘open and close like a book'

The Tech Giant Has Applied For A Patent For The Device, And Is Believed To Be Working With LG To Develop The Screen Technology.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Himani Garg | Updated on: 26 Nov 2017, 06:22:51 PM
Apple to develop foldable iPhone that can ‘open and close like a book' (Source: US Patent and Trademark Office)

New Delhi:

Tech giant Apple is all set to develop a foldable iPhone that can be  ‘opened and closed like a book’.

A patent application filed by Apple and published by the US Patent and Trademark Office reveals a concept for electronic devices with flexible displays.

"An electronic device may have a flexible portion that allows the device to be folded. The device may have a flexible display. The flexible display may have a bending region that allows the display to bend along a bend axis when the device is folded," Apple's patent application said.

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As per the reports by The Investor, Apple has partnered with LG to build an iPhone with a foldable OLED display. LG is also working on a "rigid flexible printed circuit board" for it.

Samsung is expected to launch its 'foldable' Galaxy X next year, while foldable iPhone panel production could start from 2020.

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First Published : 26 Nov 2017, 06:22:21 PM

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