Technobezz

Is Apple working on a foldable design for the next iPhone?

Apple has recently launched the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro as well as the iPhone 11 Pro Max. These devices are looking old now that Apple has filed a new patent with the US patent office which hints at a new foldable iPhone design.

These patents filings were found by Patently Apple and they reported that Apple was working on a bendable iPhone since 2011. That is before the Galaxy Fold was even thought of by Samsung.

The foldable iPhone had been granted over 5 patents already when the new patents were filed by the folks at Apple. The new patents include a flexible screen, a hinge design, controlling circuits, 3D touch for the flexible display, as well as a force sensor.

According to the patents, the new device will have a flexible screen with a hinge which will make it foldable. There is a control circuitry that changes the app contents or generates a trigger response when the flexible display is pressed. These presses are sensed by a force sensor attached to the flexible display.

Apple foldable phone

These patents were filed on 12th of September, 2019 and were a continuation patent which added on to a patent filed back in May 2019. The new patents made improvements to the previous design and added a control circuitry to detect presses and to sense when the hinge is opened or closed.

Apple is also working on an all glass flexible smartphone. Currently, every other foldable phone uses plastic displays, but Apple is working on flexible glass instead of plastic. This is good news for Apple enthusiasts as it shows that Apple is innovating after all.

When will the foldable iPhone be released?

It is too soon to predict the release date for the foldable iPhone. There are patents for this device which date back to May 2011 so Apple has been working since a long time on this device and it can’t be said accurately how longer the production will take. However, a respected Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo has dropped off a few hints by saying that a phone with an all new form factor design is going to be released by Apple as early as 2020!

It is known for quite a while that Apple is working on a significant update for the iPhone which is planned to be released next year. The new phone will have pro motion display, in display touch ID, USB C Charging as well as 5G support. Based on the rumors and patent filings, we can expect the new foldable phone from Apple to be released by 2021. The future for Apple is looking good, let’s see what new things come up from the Silicon Valley giant.

More on this topic

Top laptops with the best battery life in 2020

Laptops are the most convenient type of computers anyone would want to use because they are portable, easy to store and you can get lots of work done on the

Best smartphones for seniors to buy in 2020

The latest phones featuring all the recent technological trends usually tend to leave senior citizens behind, as elderly people find it difficult to adopt the latest trends. They find it

Best Laptops for Teens to Buy in 2020

With the advent of technology, teens and young adults everywhere have the option to educate themselves, whether its school or college work or just to become aware of events all

Best Phablets To Buy In 2020

Do you find a tablet too big for your needs and a phone too small? Well then, a phablet is the perfect device for you. These huge phones affectionately known

Best Smartphones under $100 to Buy in 2020

Flagship smartphones from the top OEMs are quite expensive, but there are also many affordable. There are plenty of good options in this range as well. Motorola has plenty of

Leave a Reply