The US tech giant, Apple, has reportedly won the patent to make the foldable displays that will be used in it’s upcoming iPhones. The company filed a series of applications in the US Patent and Trademark Office and as per a report by Patently Apple, it won the patent on Tuesday for it’s foldable device concept. The concept described in the report briefs about an electronic device with a display and cover that are flexible or bendable. The patent reveals how Apple wishes to make it’s device take the form of an iPhone when folded but a tablet when kept open.
The application for the patent that Apple has, reportedly, won was filed in January 2018 and is said to be one of the series of patent applications that Apple contemplated around foldable iPhones. The report, however, also claimed that Apple and other tech giants often file the applications for various patents which many a times do not come in fruition.
Apple’s South Korean rival, Samsung, has already unravel the mystery of it’s foldable smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Fold. The Galaxy Fold turned all the lenses of media houses on it in the MWC 2019, however, soon several reported glitches in the functioning of the smartphone made everyone give it a second thought before desiring to buy it. The April launch of Galaxy Fold has already been delayed and we have no clue when Samsung plans shipping it.
On the other hand, Chinese rival Huawei had also been touting of coming up with a foldable smartphone, Huawei Mate X. The company, in fact, was reported to be in a race with Samsung to launch it’s foldable smartphone before Samsung. However, bringing the smartphone in the market is getting proven to be a hard nut to crack. We have to wait till late 2020 or early 2021, as it wishes to launch it during this period, to see if Apple brings it’s plan of foldable smartphone to reality.