Foldable iPhone suggested in new Apple patent

It's just in time for Samsung's Galaxy X folding phone reveal next week.

It's just in time for Samsung's Galaxy X folding phone reveal next week.
It's just in time for Samsung's Galaxy X folding phone reveal next week.

Everyday it seems like there are rumors and leaks about another company working on a foldable phone.

Xiaomi, Huawei, LG, Lenovo, Motorola all are rumored to have a bendable or foldable phone in the works. On Thursday, Apple updated a patent with drawings of a foldable clamshell phone. This is a continuation of a patent originally filed in 2011 and updated in 2016 with a drawing of what might be an iPhone with a flexible display.

What makes this new update particularly interesting is the timing. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Samsung is expected to show off more of its folding Galaxy X phone when it announces its new Galaxy S10.

The new drawings show a phone that folds up in half. It’s a similar approach Motorola has in a patent for an updated Razr phone to make the phone more pocketable when not in use. Samsung and Xiaomi’s approaches seem more about transforming a phone into a mini-tablet. More

By PATRICK HOLLAND

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