Recently, Apple was granted a peculiar patent. A patent for “electronic devices with carbon nanotube printed circuit.”
The inclusion of drawings makes it a little clearer what Apple is planning: a foldable, if not bendable, phone (or tablet, who knows?).
The patent has several more hints as to the nature of the tech, including phrases like “Bends may be formed along edges of a touch sensor or display” and “The signal paths may resist cracking when bent.”
Carbon nanotube PCBs can make the internal guts of a phone flexible and bendable–maybe even foldable–but not all of a phone’s entrails would magically become foldable under this patent, Geek.com reported. If Apple wan’ts a fully foldable phone, the company may have to file more patents.
Now, Apple holds a lot of patents. No one is quite sure what this will end up being, or if it will be anything any time soon.