Future iPhones and iPads could have stretchy screens

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What will iPhones five or 10 years from now look like? While the iPhone is inching closer toward becoming just a single pane of glass, the future could look very different.

A patent filed last year and made public this week, unearthed by AppleInsider, suggests Apple is potentially interested in making electronic devices with flexible displays that could stretch.

The patent describes solutions for a “flexible input-output device” that may be “formed from an elastomeric substrate layer” (stretchy material).

Moreover, sensors such as “touch sensors, force sensors, temperature sensors, accelerometers, and other sensors, and vibrators or other devices for providing haptic feedback” could be integrated into the stretchable screen, removing the need for top bezels of any kind to house them. …

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Via: Mashable: Gadgets

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