A new patent published Tuesday reveals that the Cupertino company has spent years researching the development of a flexible iPhone with designs that indicate it will have a OLED screen can be folded in half.
Patent 9504170 Apple number entitled "Flexible Display Devices" describes an iPhone with the screen folded like those mobile phones that Motorola popularized in the 90s or the concept we showed in the outstanding image.
To achieve this format iPhone, Apple's patent is supported in various flexible components, the most important of them is an OLED screen with a metal frame.
The device will be made of nitinol
The future iPhone, although it could be an iPod or an Apple Watch, will be manufactured with nitinol. Nitinol is an alloy of nickel and titanium known for its elasticity and strength. Other manufacturing methods would also include flexible polymers.
In some examples, the iPhone screen with bent incorporates a chassis divided into two sections, each of which contains processors, sensors and other internal circuit chips smartphone.
The two parts are connected by a shaft mechanism supporting the rotational movement, thus allowing the two parts can be moved to each other. The connections between the two parts are supplemented by flexible circuit boards.