A 'Bendable' iPhone Might Well Be In The Works

It's the RZR of the future, y'allllll.
by Elizabeth Bacharach
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Put on your fave Juicy Couture tracksuit and get ready to text your friends in T9-word because this news is going throw you back to high school reaaaaal quick: on Tuesday, Apple was granted a new patent that shows the company is exploring "a foldable and/or bendable" version of an iPhone, a concept the company first pursued in 2013, reports Patently Apple.

The patent describes an iPhone composed of materials that aren't very different from those used today—glass, ceramic, aluminum or plastic. But it also refers to "carbon nanotubes," which are "flexible and resistant to cracking." This type of material would allow an iPhone to fold in half in the middle, says Gizmodo. (The patent also notes the possibility of the future device having a "hinge or other bendable joint," as another option.)

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Apple actually isn't the only one pursuing this concept. In fact, Samsung has patented so many foldable phone designs that Patently Mobile created an archive to keep track of all of them. So, while we wait around for an officially bendy iPhone  to drop, I'll be over here wondering if Adele knew about this all along...

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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