Apple foldable display patent showcases multiple interesting designs

16 February 2019
It seems Cupertino is busy experimenting with pretty much every perceivable way of implementing foldable displays into its devices.

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  • Zh

I hope it is the best folding phone and don't forget battery

  • gam30to

Carol, 18 Feb 2019They were always kings of copycats, together with samsung. Two c... moreplease kindly be quiet about copying. Nowadays whoever comes up with another phone is copying. Every phones look the same, a screen and a bar.. so who copied who? who are you to say who copied who? the first phone in 1973 had number pads and for decades it had number pads does that mean everyone copied the number pads design? think before you talk further.

  • Anonymous

Carol, 18 Feb 2019They were always kings of copycats, together with samsung. Two c... moreApple patented foldable display phones/devices before foldable displays were even patented or announced. So it's everyone else who will be copying Apple, as they already had these ideas and patented them a long time ago. They have multiple patents for this kind of devices, not just a single one.

So you must praise Apple for showing the rest of the world what is and what will be possible, even ahead of the time it's possible. All the angroid manufacturers will now copy Apple's foldable display patents in one way or another.

  • Carol

abigfanoftechs, 17 Feb 2019Apple has officially joined the trend. I welcome the new king o... moreThey were always kings of copycats, together with samsung. Two copycats that got big. At the end, the fake one always gets praised.

  • Carol

Aniket, 18 Feb 2019Just dont understand, why are people thinking too much about mob... moreWhy do you think? Generation.smartphone rings a bell? Also called, no life.

  • Carol

Anonymous, 18 Feb 2019Android is fine if you don't care about your personal data and y... moreI like the naivity, keept it on.

  • Carol

Markster2018, 18 Feb 2019I was a Apple fanboy. And watched every event. I'm afraid to say... moreApple innovated? I do not remember, but i do remember Steve. He was great marketing guy. He could sell a scraped shue for millions, he was good, but that has nothing to do with apple being better or innovative and never had, cause they never were, are or would be.

Anonymous, 18 Feb 2019Android is fine if you don't care about your personal data and y... moreI'm aware of many of those things. Also, iOS isn't that polished. I do experience a bug or two every now and then, and it is quite locked down.

I was a Apple fanboy. And watched every event. I'm afraid to say but Apple lost there innovation when Steve jobs passed. There no pizzazz no showmanship anymore. No disrespect to Tim cook. But when they do a launch. Its like flat. And Steve jobs famous tagline its only 699 and finally.

  • Anonymous

Walter C. Dornez, 17 Feb 2019I mean, I personally use iOS because I'm in the States, so iMess... moreAndroid is fine if you don't care about your personal data and you don't care about the fact that google gets your logs of everything you do and store on your device, as well as all the places you've been to, people you've met and talked to, what you talked about, etc. - basically being profiled by google to such a degree that it can mostly predict what you are most likely to click on, what you think about certain subjects, so that it can serve you the content, products, and search results which will generate the most incentives for them.

Also, if some big corporation/political party/organization/etc. wants to pay big bucks in order to get their products/views/etc. implanted to more people's minds so they can buy them/view things accordingly to their wishes, google has their ways to "guide" its users around the web by showing biased search results, recommended content, some subliminal messaging and so on, in order to achieve what the client wanted. Say you have some political views and you browse the web randomly or search for certain stuff which is somewhat or not at all a political subject. Google will be able to suggest certain articles and content to lead you towards what the big paying party would like you to think. And of course, it will show you this content disguised as something else, all to make you think you are the one reaching those conclusions and it is you who came up with those thoughts and ideas. This is just how search results and content is recommended to certain people based on their profiling data gathered by google.

So if one does not care about these things and/or has minimal usage of the internet, then android is great as it's open source and the devices running it are affordable.


Whereas the beauty of iOS and all Apple devices is that you can secure your data and keep all your user activity on your device, and it allows you to completely cut off your link with google services and products. You can just browse and get non-biased search results all around the web. Also, iOS apps are not allowed to collect as much data as android apps do, and there are less app exploits to be taken advantage of by malicious parties.

On top of this, even if you still use google services and apps on your iPhone, you would still get access to better apps and a higher quality, consistent experience and design, smoother, and more polished OS that interacts and connects perfectly with other devices. With android and other mobile OS-es there are hiccups, small glitches, imperfect animations, imperfect interactions, old menus and screens paired with new ones, etc.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 18 Feb 2019Multiple styles of foldable will come out. Then Apple will relea... moreYEAH RIGHT!
time of apple "innovations" is over .like many years ago

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 18 Feb 2019Multiple styles of foldable will come out. Then Apple will relea... moreYEAH RIGHT!
time of apple "innovations" is over .like many years ago

  • Aniket

Just dont understand, why are people thinking too much about mobile phones? i have a phone which just does the job. can commmunicate on whatsapp, can check emails, can book cab, movie tickets, pay bills, check my bank accounts, can track my fitness. What else do we need? i think people should stop thinking much about phones and move on.

  • Anonymous

abigfanoftechs, 17 Feb 2019Apple has officially joined the trend. I welcome the new king o... moreMultiple styles of foldable will come out. Then Apple will release theirs. Next generation foldable will all look like Apple's.

It's not necessarily who is first that counts, but who everyone looks to to copy.

  • Anonymous

Patents nowadays are conceptual, nothing to boast about.

  • Anonymous

Looks like patenting every conceivable design - not to use it - but to be in the way of competitors.

  • Anonymous

CptPower, 17 Feb 2019Jack died on its way to glory. Mourn for it and try to live wi... moreYeah, only for you. Others still need the headphone jack and it is still essential for a phone for few years

  • Anonymous

XiaomiManiac, 17 Feb 2019lol "Patent" ... and some of you are wondering why people call t... moreI can just see it right now.

- Some Android phone makers releases various different kinds of foldable/flexible phones -> no one wants one gets called a gimmick
- Apple releases a foldable phone -> OMG GREATEST INVENTION EVAR
- More Android phone makers releases foldable phones -> OMG Y U COPY APPLE

Alien , 17 Feb 2019As an android user and fan, I can tell you that there are at lea... moreI mean, I personally use iOS because I'm in the States, so iMessage is a big deal. I also don't want to buy a phone until 5G becomes stable, so this XR will totally last till then. Still, I do miss Android very much.

  • Anonymous

So how do I get a case or tempered glass for these bendable phones.. also how many bends does it last...