A new patent application forApple, granted yesterday by the USPTO, reports a portable device with a screen OLED flexible retracting in 2 boxes. The shape of this device recalls that of a parchment. This query suggests that the Cupertino brand is looking for new material formats for its future products.
The patent, published in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and describing ” electronic devices with retractable screen Therefore presents a futuristic digital scroll. The two housings housing the retractable OLED screen have an elongated shape, similar to that of barrels. In addition to the display, they should also receive other components such as the camera, microphone, speakers and especially the motherboard.
The OLED screen of this digital scroll has all the functions of a modern tactile display. Once unrolled, users can make standard use of it. Magnets and other specific components ensure the retraction of the screen.
The arrival of this type of product should not be made before the next two or three years. Technological means do not yet allow this. Flexible OLED screens already exist, but these are still available in small quantities.