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Apple Patent Indicates A Foldable iPhone Or iPad With Self-Healing

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The device will be able to self-repair minor scratches and dents automatically

According to a patent application, Apple has introduced its first-ever smartphone with the foldable self-healing display technology.

Previously, technology companies including Huawei, Samsung. and Motorola has launched several foldable smartphones. However, for factor form there are a lot of challenges with hinges, such as an impediment in the display, damage resulted from dust, and further causes.

Now Apple has also introduced its first-ever smartphone with the foldable self-healing display tech. and the fundamental cause for this can be information reported in the patent application Apple filed on October 1.

According to an application issued yesterday, which was also seen early in January 2020, and filed way back in March of 2019 explains a foldable phone that has the ability to bend vertically similar to a book.

Moreover, the new foldable display technology of the Cupertino giant is going to come with self-healing qualities. This indicates that the screen of the device could repair itself automatically in the absence of a prompt or any action led by the user manually.

“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. The flexible portion of the display cover layer may be interposed between first. And second rigid portions of the display cover layer. The display cover layer may also include a layer with self-healing properties.”

Moreover, the patent’s abstract of Apple further added,

“The layer of self-healing material may be formed across the entire display cover layer or may be formed only in the flexible region of the display cover layer. The display cover layer may include a layer of the elastomer in the flexible region of the display cover layer for increased flexibility. Self-healing may be initiated or expedited by externally applied heat, light, electric current, or other types of external stimulus.”

On the other hand, there are many other smartphone companies except Apple to develop devices that have self-healing display coating. LG has launched the G Flex seven years ago which also had its successor G Flex 2 in 2015. Motorola also has an existing technology that has heat-activated self-healing display coating. However, Motorola has not utilized this tech in smartphones still.

Apart from this, the self-repairing process might be “initiated or expedited” by outsourcing, like light, heat, different kinds of stimulus, or electric current. Although this idea is surely impressive we should keep in mind that patent applications are rarely set in stone. In many instances, tech giants merely utilize them as a means to lockdown concepts and stop their rivals from utilizing them.

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