As BGR reports, Apple’s latest leaked patent sketches show an off-kilter hinge which means the fold won’t meet right in the middle. Instead, a slither of the screen would be left exposed thanks to an uncentered hinge, which would allow users to glance at information and notifications without having to open up their smartphone.
The illustration, which is titled “14P,” specifically notes that this overhanging screen bar could be used to check emails, text messages, meeting reminders, alarms, location-based alerts, battery status, and other types of information.
Prolific leaker Jon Prosser also recently tweeted about the potential of a foldable iPhone. In his tweet, Prosser said, “Apple’s ‘foldable’ iPhone isn’t really a foldable. The current prototype has two separate display panels on a hinge. Round, stainless steel edges like current iPhone 11 design. No notch — tiny forehead on outer display that houses Face ID.”
For now, the rumors of a foldable Apple iPhone are strictly just rumors. Stay tuned to HYPEBEAST for more updates as news unfolds.
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