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Apple patent shows a future iPhone could have a wrap-around display

Granted by the USPTO on June 14, it says that Apple would “substantially” increase the area a smartphone could display “icons, data, images, [and] video.” The patent also explains how physical volume buttons could be turned into software-based buttons on the edges of the device. Additionally it describes a new way that images and video can … Continue reading “Apple patent shows a future iPhone could have a wrap-around display”

Granted by the USPTO on June 14, it says that Apple would “substantially” increase the area a smartphone could display “icons, data, images, [and] video.” The patent also explains how physical volume buttons could be turned into software-based buttons on the edges of the device. Additionally it describes a new way that images and video can be viewed: “A flexible display can be folded in such a way as to form a continuous loop such that images (still or video) can be presented in a wrap-around manner in which the images appear to be presented in a continuous loop,” the patent says.

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