Application for registration of a folding screen Apple filed in January 2018. The documents described heating of the display area of the bend to prevent damage and the possibility to use the device at low temperatures.

Daniel Ives, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, in a commentary for CNN, said that obtaining a new patent confirms the continued work of Apple over the flexible device. According to him, the first foldable iPhone could appear in late 2020-early 2021.

The first patent for iPhone with flexible screen, Apple got in 2016. It was assumed that the model was able to fold the display inwards or outwards, and attached to clothing.

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