As we all know, mobile manufacturers are working toward foldable smartphones as one of the major development in smartphone design. As we can see in upcoming devices such as Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X is performing a great job of displaying consumers something the future has in store for them.
As per the given information, we can see now that, Apple is trying his hard to be the part of the folding phone revolution, and after getting US Patent Office that directly indicates for more proofs that Apple is definitely, developing its first foldable iPhone.
As we can see the latest Patent application is interested and focus towards the internal heating system for a new folding device’s attachment. As we can see, Cupertino, which is known as the headquarters of Apple is trying hard to stop the cold foldable display from breaking by bringing moderate heat into the mix.
Application by Apple says, “To promote bending about the bend axis without damage when the display is cold, a portion of the display that overlaps the bend axis may be selectively heated.” If you want to read more or want to acquire more knowledge about, what is written in the application, you can go to Justia Patents.
As per the Apple’s application, “the curve or you can say bend axis may be self-heated by illuminating pixels in the portion of the display that overlaps the bend axis or may be heated using a heating element or other heating structure that provides heat to the portion of the display overlapping the bend axis.”
And the best part about this application is it also describes that which could cause some frustration if not perfectly implemented. The application informs, “become a fixed mechanism that prevents opening and closing of the electronic device when the temperature of the portion of the display that overlaps the bend axis is below a predetermined temperature,”
As it is not officially announced or declared yet. And of course, there are no other choices of knowing wheather any of this will actually be used, as the patent application’s submission records back to December 2017. And if you take a look at previous rumors, they indicate that Apple will be launching its first Foldable Phone and First 5G iPhone in 2020. And as per the new rumor, the Apple first foldable iPhones is going to available in the price tag of $2,000-2,600. But we have to wait for a little more time period.