Apple's foldable iPhone will come with a self-healing screen

    According to reports, the foldable iPhone is going to come with a self-healing display that may fix the normal wear-and-tear, scratches and dents by itself.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Oct 03 2020, 08:13 PM IST
    Apple has reportedly ordered samples from Samsung to work on the foldable.
    Apple has reportedly ordered samples from Samsung to work on the foldable. (REUTERS)
    Apple has reportedly ordered samples from Samsung to work on the foldable.
    Apple has reportedly ordered samples from Samsung to work on the foldable. (REUTERS)

    We have heard plenty of rumours about Apple’s foldable iPhone that’s reportedly in the works. As per an IANS report, the foldable iPhone is going to come with a self-healing display that may fix the normal wear-and-tear, scratches and dents by itself.

    According to Apple Insider, Apple has filed a patent application with the name - Electronic Devices With Flexible Display Cover Layers.

    This name suggests that the device will be equipped with methods to minimise damage and dealing with it if and when damage occurs. Speculations suggest that it’s a mix of rigid and flexible areas for a display that utilises ‘self healing’.

    "An electronic device may have a hinge that allows the device to be flexed about a bend axis. A display may span the bend axis. To facilitate bending about the bend axis without damage, the display may include a display cover layer with a flexible portion," reads Apple's patent application.

    Apple has reportedly ordered samples from Samsung to work on the foldable. This bit of news is not surprising since Samsung has been a key supplier of OLED display panels for iPhones for years now. The report states that Samsung Display is hoping to dominate the market by increasing its production capacity to 10 million units a year.

    The foldable iPhone is reportedly going to be designed to look like a single continuous display and not appear like two separate display panels.

    (With agency inputs)

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    First Published Date: 03 Oct, 08:13 PM IST
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