Apr 06, 2021 News
Now more details. One of the most dangerous places on flexible displays is the crease. Cracks and broken pixels may appear in this area.
Apple has decided to use an extra hard layer to fill in the cracks that appear to prevent extensive damages. In this layer, it is planned to use 'filler particles in the polymer matrix'. These can be ceramic particles of Al2O, MgAlO 4, SiAlON, AlON or ZrO2.
An extra layer will also better protect the screen from bumps and scratches.
However, Apple does not mention a flexible smartphone in the patent. According to rumours, Apple is currently testing prototypes of flexible iPhones in various form factors, but there is still no firm decision to release such a device.
Apple turns 45 now. Last Thursday marks the 45th anniversary of Apple. Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne and Steve Wozniak established one of the most famous companies today on April 1, 1976,
On April 13, 1976, 12 days after the company was founded, Wayne sold a 10% stake in Jobs and Wozniak for only $ 2,300. Given the current value of Apple, its share today will be worth more than $ 200 billion. Apple's story began in the garage of Jobs' house in Los Altos, California. There he worked with Wozniak to create and test the first Apple I computers. Jobs then contracted to sell these devices with Byte Shop in Mountain View. The first devices sold in July 1976 for $ 666.66.
Throughout its history, Apple has experienced many ups and downs. The modern history of the company began in the late 1990s when the previously fired Jobs returned to the CEO position. He made Apple the way we know it today. Jobs' return to the company impacted the cessation of several failed products and the release of the legendary iMac G3, which pioneered the company's modern multifunction systems.
Apple's iconic products include the Macintosh PC in 1984, the iPod in 2001, and, of course, the iPhone in 2007, which revolutionized the mobile phone market.
2020 was Apple's most successful financial year. The company completed it with a record revenue of $ 111 billion in the fourth quarter. Apple is now valued at more than $ 2 trillion. Analysts expect that figure to reach $ 3 trillion soon. Besides, Apple is expected to announce its first mixed-reality headset in the coming months, introducing a new product category.