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A new patent has revealed that there might be a foldable iPhone on its way.

Apple has sketched out the designs for the patent for a foldable smartphone, which suggests that the iPhone maker is at least thinking about following its major rivals in launching a flexible display device.

The patent gives technical details about how a hinged, foldable display would work, and shows rough sketches of the devices that fold in half or fold into thirds. The patent does not show that it is just for a smartphone, but it also shows that the foldable display will be used on a laptop, tablet, smartwatch and even headphones.

Apple has previously filed a hint at a bendy iPhone, back in 2016, but it was a wacky design which hinted at an iPhone with a wraparound display. The latest foldable iPhone patent filing does not necessarily mean that Apple will launch a foldable iPhone, it is just an application, and it hasn't been granted by the US Patent Office just yet. Big tech company's normally patent futuristic ideas and designs that never becomes a reality.

Apple is the only major smartphone manufacturer that's not talking about foldable smartphones. Huawei has already confirmed that they are working on a 5G foldable phone, and Samsung is expected to show off a foldable phone alongside the Galaxy S10 on Wednesday.

via Business Insider

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