Apple files patents all the time, and most of the time they just serve as legal leverage so they're taken with a pinch of salt. However, one of its more out-there ideas may just become very real.
CNBC reports that an analyst from leading Wall Street firm 'Wamsi Mohan at Bank of America Merrill Lynch' believes Apple is working with Asian partners to develop a foldable iPhone. A memo to the company reads "Our checks… suggest that Apple is working with suppliers on a foldable phone (that potentially could double up as a tablet) for launch in 2020.”
Apple joins Samsung in the list of companies that look to be creating bendable devices. It seems ambitious that Apple would completely change their design in just a 2 year period, but it's certainly different, and will be interesting to see what happens.
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via 9to5 Mac