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Apple files patent for foldable iPhone, on the eve of foldable Samsung Galaxy (images)

Luke Stangel
Apple files patent for foldable iPhone, on the eve of foldable Samsung Galaxy (images)

Apple Inc. is joining the other major phone manufacturers in the next big trend: foldable smartphones. Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published preliminary drawings of a new Apple screen that’s theoretically capable of folding in half, like a clamshell, or in thirds, like a triangle. Samsung, meanwhile, is charging ahead with its own foldable phone plans.