Apple's new patent details the hinge structure of the folding screen iPhone is coming soon?

News on December 4th: Earlier, foreign media reported that Apple is accelerating the testing of the folding screen iPhone. The screen will still be provided by Samsung, and the hinge will be supplied by Taiwanese manufacturers such as ShinNikko.

In a patent application named “Electronic Device with Foldable and Expandable Display Screen” published on December 3, Apple gave a more detailed description of the related hinge structure.


This patent describes in detail a foldable device that is bent at a right angle and uses a new multi-link hinge structure with multiple link points, including gear teeth, belts and/or other motion synchronization structures, and also includes A member that moves relatively during the bending process. These links can rotate around a pivot point located in the display screen, and there is no actual hinge structure placed inside the display screen.

Earlier, it was reported that Apple was building a perfect foldable iPhone. The machine not only removes the bangs, but the screen is also large enough.

Not long ago, it was reported that Apple had sent samples of the foldable iPhone to Foxconn for testing, including other suppliers. According to Apple’s requirements, Foxconn will perform more than 100,000 folding tests on the foldable iPhone.

According to reports, the machine will have 8GB of built-in memory and storage up to 1TB. It is expected that the aircraft will be released in 2022 at the earliest, with a price starting at US$1,499, which is equivalent to over 10,000 yuan (USD $1429) .