New Apple Patent Reveals Flexible Batteries For Foldable iPhones

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A recently revealed US Patent has cleared out the fact that Apple is working on a foldable iPhone or iPad. Apple is going to use a one-of-a-kind approach to create foldable devices.

As mentioned by Cult of Mac, Apple is working on flexible batteries for foldable iPhones and iPads. Batteries are one of the most important parts of the device, and due to high power consumption, devices nowadays come with a larger battery.

However, batteries are rigid and so when placed in foldable smartphones they affect the flexibility of devices. Whether we talk about Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, or Moto Razr 2019, the battery placement has always caused manufacturing chaos and foldability issues due to its inflexible design and big size.

Apple patents flexible batteries

Apple wants to introduce an iPhone or an iPad with a flexible battery so that it can stand out from the crowd and make its devices more reliable. In the past one or two years, Apple received a lot of patents, which shows that the company is working hyperactively to develop and launch new foldable devices.

The latest Apple patent throws light on various ways to create flexible or bendable batteries. One of the designs, housing multiple battery cells, shows a flexible battery with stress-relieving gaps that will let the battery easily bend along with multiple axis rotation.

This concept might also help the device from breaking as opposed to what we witnessed in Samsung Galaxy Fold.

If Apple launches foldable devices with its patented technology, the products will surely outclass other foldable smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Moto Razr 2019, and Huawei Mate X.

However, it’s not clear whether this foldable design would ever see the daylight as Apple has previously dumped a lot of patent ideas. Let’s wait and see what the iPhone-maker has in store for the future.

Nishit Raghuwanshi

Nishit Raghuwanshi

A Journalism grad from Lucknow who loves writing tech news. Interested in the latest smartphones, apps, mobile gaming, and general tech. When he’s not busy covering tech developments, you can find him writing or performing rap somewhere in Delhi.
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