Remember the bendy iPhone 6 controversy? Back then, it was an undesirable fault which made headlines worldwide. Now, Apple is embracing ‘the bend’ and working on a flexible iPhone.
In a quest to make devices less prone to cracks, Apple is rumoured to be working on the flexy iPhone having just been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Flexible Electronic Devices.”
Apple watches, laptops, tablets and of course, smartphones will employ a “flexible display, a flexible housing and one or more flexible internal components configured to allow the flexible electronic device to be deformed.”
The best part? “Flexible electronic devices may be more resistant to damage during impact events such as drops because the flexible device may bend or deform while absorbing the impact.”
Apparently, the bendy nature of the new iPhone will also translate into added features like a ‘twist to turn off’ function – also backed up by the fact that Apple is rumoured to be in talks with Samsung regarding OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screens, known for their flexibility and sharp images.
Here’s to a more flexible future in tech.