Apple working on a foldable iPhone according to a new patent

Apple files a new patent that teases a foldable iPhone in the future.

Published Tue, Nov 28 2017 9:38 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST

It won't just be Samsung with a foldable phone out on the market, and while the South Korean giant might be first, a foldable smartphone will only be real once Apple does it. Right?

Apple working on a foldable iPhone according to a new patent |

Apple has filed a new application for a US patent on a foldable electric device with a flexible display, but the application does state that the device could be a "may be a laptop computer, a tablet computer, a cellular telephone, a wristwatch, or other electronic device". I don't see foldable laptop screens or a tablet being worthy just yet, but a foldable iPhone makes sense.

Remember that Apple hasn't received the patent, and it could be years and years before anything comes from it.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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