Apple has applied for a patent for a new type of device which offers a very old configuration – a scroll.
The application describes a mobile device consisting of two cylinders which can be pulled apart to reveal a flexible OLED screen. The document indicates that the two cylinders may be held together by magnets when the device is in repose, and that the device is likely to feature support struts to render a flexible OLED ‘scroll screen’ relatively rigid in use.
The patent itself is exhaustive in its determination to anticipate any possible rival ‘twist’ on the idea, stating a wide variety of possible materials for manufacture, including fibre composite, ceramics, and milled aluminium (the current choice for iPhone and iPad manufacture).
Lire l’article de Martin Anderson : https://thestack.com/world/2017/03/02/apple-patents-roman-style-scroll-device-with-flexible-oled-screen/