It’s always interesting to see what new patent Apple has been granted, if only to dream about even cooler stuff that we may actually
throw our money at have in the future. In the past months, we’ve seen patents for the “iPen“, smart magnet technology for the iPad, and biometric headphones. Who knows when – or if – they’re actually going to be implemented?
That doesn’t mean Apple stops applying for patents – one brilliant, commercially implementable patent can make them richer than even they can imagine. (You know who they are.)
So, today, we heard about another patent granted – for an iPhone with a wraparound display.
Is it just me or does that remind you of the 5th gen iPod nano?
However, based on the patent, Apple certainly has much better things in mind. Patently Apple reports:
Apple has been granted a patent today for their invention relating to an iPhone with a wraparound flexible display. The display may be a flexible AMOLED display. In one aspect, this possible future iPhone could include a second flexible display assembly. The second display acts to present visual content in cooperation with the flexible display assembly…Apple’s patent introduces virtualization of the traditional physical buttons which will allow for expanded functionality.
So yeah, the iPhone x might be based off this image. How does that make you feel?
P.S. I love how thin my iPhone 5 is.