- Tram Ho
iPhone with screen scrolling around
Apple has filed a patent for an “Electronic Device with Glass Case”, but the device they envision is far more advanced than the “innocuous” name mentioned above. The front and back, two hip protectors, and even the top and bottom of the device are simply a single, unbreakable screen.
And Apple also thought of an operating system that could take advantage of all those screens. Specifically: ” a user interface will extend to the front, one side or more, and the back of the device. This allows icons to move across multiple surfaces when swiped, and even icons or other graphic elements may appear as a ribbon-wrapped user interface “.
The user interface can move according to your eyes
Obviously, this design cannot come with physical buttons. And placing the SIM tray will also be a big challenge. The patent says nothing about the Lightning port, instead you’ll charge the device via wireless charging.
If after watching, you feel “familiar”, then you’ve probably seen a video on an iOS device with a screen occupying the entire body area that iPhone Concepts posted last year (video below ). In addition, Apple itself has also explored the idea of touchscreens placed on the sides of the iPhone in the past (2 images below).
IPhone concept with screen scrolling
IPhone patent with Apple side screen
While this patent is sure to interest many, while some will find it odd, there’s no guarantee Apple intends to launch an iPhone with such a swirling screen. The company usually registers a lot of patents with “unique” designs but then no one sees them again.
Source : Genk