Apple acquires a patented retractable smart phone

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Apple acquires a patented retractable smart phone

Apple has won the patent rights of a retractable smart phone, indicating that the company, like its rival Samsung, is considering launching a device with this revolutionary feature.
The US Patent and Trademark Office showed that Apple had applied for patent rights for a retractable phone on September 22, 2016, which described a device with a “flexible screen” that could be folded.
Apple is not alone in the development of a retractable smart phone. South Korean rival Samsung officially announced in September before Apple announced a new iPhone 10 in a few hours, 2018.
In addition to Samsung, China’s ZTE announced in October the launch of a retractable smart phone. The Axon M, a device that comes with two screens,
According to Apple’s patent , the device’s support layer can be “a memory alloy or an amorphous metal, and can come with holes to facilitate bending.”

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