Folding smartphones will be without exaggeration one of the main trends of the next year. Prominent global manufacturers of mobile devices are looking for their own way to realize this difficult task and patent solutions.
American Apple is also not averse to compete in this area. This week, the global giant has patented its version of a folding smartphone. And at the moment the development of the company are the most difficult. Foldable iPhone can not only fold inward, like all competitors, but also outward. At least, that's exactly what is written in the patent application, which was sent to the US Patent Office.
Note that Apple plans to cover its OLED panels with a specially designed coating that allows them to bend in any direction without problems.