Patently Apple says a new patent application which describes the display Apple’s future devices such as iPhone 6 shows the display of the next generation smartphone is transparent, flexible, made from sapphire glass and built with liquid metal.
“Apple’s killer invention describes flexible wraparound displays for a possible future iPhone and/or other devices. The patent describes sapphire and transparent displays used in a form factor created by an alumina powder liquid-metal process,” the website said and added that Apple further describes some very interesting applications taking advantage of this kind of continuous wraparound display that could be ideal for a future wristband computer that we reported on earlier this year. Without a doubt, this patent application is one of the best of the year – so check it out.”
Value Walks says some have speculated that the iPhone 6 would feature a curved display, although this patent describes a display that is actually flexible over a longitudinal axis. It would use an OLED display wrapped around an axis to cover the hollow structure.
In addition, the patent states that the device would have touch sensors, an accelerometer and gyroscope and other input sensors. It also covers other features the iPhone 6 might have, like tilt to scroll and gesture control. The flexible display would even go further and scroll along with the rotation and movement of the device itself.