When it comes to keeping secrets the US patent office is perhaps technology’s biggest nemesis and it has struck again with a beauty: Apple’s application for a flexible and even foldable new iPhone.


Picked up by the eagle-eyed folks at AppleInsider, this week the United States Patent and Trademark Office -USPTO- awarded Apple a wide-ranging patent for “Flexible electronic devices” which “may include a flexible display, a flexible housing and one or more flexible internal components configured, to allow the flexible electronic device to be deformed.”


In return Apple rewarded us with extensive concept drawings that left no-one in any doubt that it is looking at this technology for an iPhone.

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