Before Apple founder Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone in 2007, thus became the industry reference, many manufacturers have experimented with the look of the phone. Shot, for example, "folding bed" with folding housing, the slider with a sliding QWERTY keyboard, флипы with hinged lid or duplicators that 180 degree rotation screen opened. With the launch of iPhone experiences they have ceased, and the norm for many companies, it became the monoblock.
But Apple apparently wants to organize the revolution. As indicated by the patent manufacturer iPhone, chief designer jonathan Айв company is looking for a new shell for smartphone, in line with the latest advances in technology.
The document is a device with a housing shaped oval, around which is "wrapped" flexible AMOLED. The surface of this gadget composed entirely of the screen without physical buttons, thanks to the стеклянному the housing can be seen from either side.
The main part of the current Apple patent focuses on the forms-factors such devices and ease of use of curved screen. The screen that way, as they say in the company, allow you to maximize the surface of the housing of the smartphone, for example, taking majesty. The form has already been patented by Apple. Samsung, however, has also patented a similar alternative. The truth is that the Korean company gets the edge screen device, not выгибается in the middle.
In 2017, Apple should introduce the iPhone with a completely new design. It is not unlikely it is that the new device will have the first screen, wrapped around the housing.