Apple Receives New Patent for the Foldable Display, Could be Implemented on Future iPhones


                Recently we reported that Samsung is expected to launch a smartphone with foldable design technology in early 2019 and it is likely to be named as Galaxy X. Now today Apple has granted approval from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its foldable design,  which  was filed back in 2016 for Apple's folding iPhone/iPad device  titled as "Electronic devices with flexible displays".
               According to the patent application the electronic device may have a flexible portion that allows the device to be folded and this means it will have a flexible display with bending region that allows the display to bend along a bend axis. The patent further mentions a transparent display that bends in the middle using "grooves or other recesses". When the screen is folded, there is an area of the screen that gets thinned on the display layer, this thinning can cause damage to the display, to prevent it  the patent reveals that they will use filling the recess area in the middle with "Elastomeric material, fluids and other materials." The patent, US10,020,462, is credited to Jiang Ai, Erik A. and Soyoung Kim.

              Recall early LG has reportedly completed its own foldable OLED panel prototype and has been upgrading the durability and the yield rate, while the recent report has revealed that Apple has decided to go with LG's OLED displays for the New iPhone models and the company has started its first OLED production for iPhones at its E5 plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang. So rumors has suggested that Apple's foldable iPhone panel could be produced by LG and the foldable display panel production is expected to start from 2020.
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