Apple might launch an iPhone that can be twisted and bent in half - here's why

Remember Apple’s “Bendgate” scandal where iPhone 6s were bending in tight pockets?

Well, Apple seems to have taken that flaw very seriously.

The tech goliath has just been awarded patents for a phone that, according to tech website Cult of Mac, can be twisted and bent in half.

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple’s been granted U.S. Patent No. 8,929,085 for “flexible electronic devices” which can be made out of “plastic, thin glass, fiber composites,thin metal, fabric, [or] silicone”.

The filing also covers features like the phone being squeezed to perform a command.

The patent read: “Flexible electronic devices may be more resistant to damage during impact events such as drops because the flexible device may bend or deform while absorbing the impact.

“Deformation of this type may increase the duration of the impact thereby reducing the impulse received by other components of the flexible device.”

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