Apple has patented a both way foldable display. The patent was granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) amid Samsung and Huawei’s attempts at making foldable phones a reality.
Apple’s patent suggests a slightly different form of implementation, with the patent sketches hinting at a device that seems to be able to fold both inward and outward.
Judging by the image published in the patent application, the new iPhone will bend in two ways — inwards and outwards — thanks to OLED display panel with a proprietary coating invented by Apple that can bend, without cracking or sustaining other damages. a proprietary coating invented by Apple that uses pigment flakes in combination with a polymer.
This can be an important factor to consider, since Samsung has not managed to resolve the plight of two-way bending displays on phones. Samsung’s first foldable smartphone is expected to be uber-expensive, and launch early next year. With Apple not rumoured to be working on a foldable yet, we do not expect to see a foldable iPhone any time soon.