Earlier this week the US Patent and Trademarks Office published Apple's application for a wrap-around form factor for electronic devices, which looks like a curvy iPhone.
The patent filling, which was filed for the patent in September 2011 but
became public only Thursday, shows a phone similar to a flattened tube of
glass, inside of which an AMOLED display envelops the chips and circuit
board. This allows "functionality to extend to more than one surface of
the device," the filing said. There's no frame or bezel surrounding the
display, meaning it can take up more of the device's surface area.
Apple describes the method of folding and unfolding the display and
displaying information on its various surfaces, along with a sensor
system that detects the user?s field of vision and activates the screen
It will be possible to remove the display from its glass enclosure and to
Many companies often file for patents on designs that never come to