According to reports Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone might come in folding design in future as the company unveils a patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a mobile device that would fold down the middle.
The reports suggest that the company recently has been filing patents for versions of technology since 2013. The latest of them is based on a design that uses carbon nanotubes that allow for bending down the center of the device.
The proposed foldable design is rather evocative of flip phones from the past. However in contrast to the old Razr phone, this modern technology would allow future devices to have a much bigger screen.
Reports says that the idea of a larger, flexible screen that can fold in half is something Apple has “been working on for a long time.”
Obviously, the patent is no assurance that this design will ever become a truth. Apple (and other tech companies) file for limitless patents for possible novelties that will most likely never hit your local Apple store.
Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive said in a statement exclusively about the company’s new MacBook design and hopes for the future.
In the meantime another report says that iPhone Maker Company has a secret office in Cambridge where it’s working on Siri, the company’s AI-powered personal assistant.
Sources close to the company said that the world’s most valuable company is developing one of its most important products in their city. But that’s exactly what Apple is doing in an unmarked office at 90 Hills Road, located approximately five minutes’ walk from the city’s train station. Reports further said that the company is aiming to make Siri talk more naturally.