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Apple may prefer gadgets with sliding displays rather than folding ones

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul1,2024

Apple may prefer gadgets with sliding displays instead of folding ones

Traditionally, Apple is one of the first in the world to introduce the latest technologies in its gadgets. However, until now the company has refrained from entering the market of foldable devices, despite the fact that the main competitor Samsung has several models with a foldable display for several years. Apple is likely to “skip” the clamshell stage and go straight to smartphones with sliding displays.


Such speculation has intensified after a recent filing for an Apple patent hinted at this new technology. 

Although Apple has been experimenting with foldable phone prototypes for some time, it has yet to release a product, and according to insiders, it won't happen for the next two years. The company's move to sliding displays could revolutionize the technology industry. Despite the fact that some companies have already demonstrated prototypes of the corresponding technology, they have not yet entered the mass market.

Apple's patent is concise, containing 13 images and only 22 pages. The document begins with a description of how Apple envisions this technology being deployed across a wide range of devices. Some pages detail the importance of having a “sliding part with hermetically sealed hard pixel islands”. The patent discusses the importance of stretchable displays for laptops, computers and cell phones.

Last year, Apple announced that it wanted to create an Apple Watch with a screen that wraps around the wrist. Sliding displays could be a solution to this problem, potentially offering greater benefits and convenience to consumers.

Of course, not all patents become reality, especially for tech companies like Apple, which file numerous patents each year.


Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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