Apple is likely experimenting with several foldable phone designs. Apple has been said to be working on a book-like foldable phone as well as a clamshell foldable phone, but now we have proof of yet another design.
According to a recently discovered Apple patent, the business is working on a split-screen foldable device akin to the Microsoft Surface Duo. Instead of a single foldable screen, the phone will have two separate screens connected by a hinge.
Check out the patent schematics below.
Despite having split panels, the display will stretch across both screens once the gadget is opened, according to the patent. However, various audio channels of an audio recording can be played on speakers in different locations. The camera arrangement and the diversity of sensors onboard, for example, can all be used in conjunction with each other.
The patent is silent on the type of hinge that will be used, but it will almost certainly be comparable to the Surface Duo. Magnets will be utilized to seal the gadget and to allow it to be used at various angles. The phone can be folded in a variety of ways, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
This Apple foldable might potentially be used as a laptop with a virtual keyboard.
Take this information with a grain of salt, as it is merely a design patent, and there is no certainty that it will become a retail gadget.