Whereas the Apple hearsay mill is busy churning out tidbits and leaks concerning the upcoming iPhone 15 line up, future fashions are additionally getting a look-in. Rumours a few folding iPhone have been doing the rounds for a number of years now, but when a brand new patent is something to go by, Apple could possibly be planning one thing much more radical.
Apple has simply been awarded a patent for a rolling iPhone. Yep, you learn that proper – as an alternative of folding in half, a future iPhone may have the ability to roll up like a stack of notes (or a tiny yoga mat). Do not fancy ready? Roll on over to our iPhone 14 offers roundup.
As ever, the patent was noticed by Patently Apple, and describes a tool with a show that “could also be moved between an unrolled state during which the show is planar and a rolled state during which a rollable portion of the show is rolled up for storage.”
And if you happen to’re considering a rollable show sounds much more damage-prone than a foldable one ( you, Samsung), so is Apple. The corporate explains how the display screen could also be configured roll in order that its outwardly going through floor receives “compressive stress” – which can assist forestall scratches and cracking.
However whereas a rolling iPhone would possibly sound revolutionary, ‘rollable’ display screen tech is not really model new. We have seen examples of it from each LG and Samsung in the previous couple of years, however very like folding telephones, the tech is but to hit the mainstream. Then once more, if any firm could make that occur, it is Apple.
From teeth-controlled AirPods to iPad/Mac hybrids, we have seen loads of strange patents from Apple over the previous couple of years. Time will inform if any of them will see the sunshine of the day, however within the meantime take a look at each iPhone 15 hearsay we have heard thus far.