Currently Apple is developing the next generation of Apple smartphones. However, judging by some changes in the patent portfolio, the cupertinos are still working on several projects. In particular, the smartphone with a flexible display.
According to several patent applications Apple iPhone with flexible display will be similar to the Samsung Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X. Instead, cupertinos want to create a device with a screen that will “wrap” of the body. For the first time the concept has been described in Apple patents a few years ago.
In addition, the engineers Apple company has thought through several different scenarios of use of such a device. But, in fairness, it should be noted that in the patent portfolio Apple has several patents that describe special hinges for flexible smartphones. However, sources believe that cupertinos won’t go on this way.
When exactly wait for an iPhone with a curved display, while difficult to say. We can assume that the announcement of this device will be around 2022 or 2023. If you believe the sources, in 2020, the cupertinos will show iPhone 12 in the new design, and then in the next couple of years will exploit a similar form factor. Similar concept the company adheres to now and special prerequisites to changing the update cycle of the iPhone design yet.