Apple Invents Self-healing Display For Foldable iPhone

Tech World

Oct. 2, 2020, 3:59 p.m.

Apple has filed a patent application for a self-healing display which it says is for a foldable device with a display which spans the fold. The most obvious application of this would, of course, be for a foldable iPhone.

The idea would solve one of the main problems found in early folding smartphones, such as the one which turned the ill-fated launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold into a PR disaster.

When you fold a display onto itself, any dust or other debris that gets trapped is likely to damage the screen. It’s this problem the Apple invention aims to solve.

The patent application says that the ideal would be for the device to repair itself automatically, without the user needing to do anything – for example, while charging.

Apple has previously proposed using heat to prevent damage occurring in the first place.

While Apple is rarely in any hurry to bring new technology to market, it does seem inevitable that we’ll see a folding iPhone at some point. Many Apple fans have said they would buy one, among them company co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Source: 9to5mac

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