In the latest technology upgrade for its future product, global tech major Apple is working on a new theme to incorporate a display in a future iPhone that wraps around the body to make for the screen on both sides, as per a patent filed by the tech giant with USPTO.
The patent named “Electronic device with wrap around the display,” is a newly-granted, exploring another idea about wraparound displays, something Apple certainly seems to be looking seriously at, considering this is not its first patent for a wraparound display. The Cupertino-based tech giant had filed related patents in 2013, 2019, and 2020.
According to the tech company’s newly released abstract, “a consumer electronic product includes at least a transparent housing and a flexible display assembly enclosed within the transparent housing. In the described embodiment, the flexible display assembly is configured to present visual content at any portion of the transparent housing.”
As per the patent, “In one aspect of the described embodiment, the consumer electronic product includes a second flexible display assembly. The second display acts to present visual content in cooperation with the flexible display assembly.”
In another embodiment, a method for assembly of a multi-display portable electronic device is described. The method is carried out by performing at least the following operations: receiving a transparent enclosure, shaping a flexible display to conform to a cross-section of the transparent enclosure, inserting the shaped flexible display into the transparent enclosure.
Subsequent to the insertion, the shaped flexible display returns to an original shape that causes a display portion of the flexible display to press against an interior surface of the transparent enclosure. The method also includes the operation of enclosing the inserted flexible display into the enclosure.