The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 44 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's newly granted patent that generally relates to convex displays. The design may include one or more flexible display layers and may be mounted on top of or under a cover layer with a curved shape. Apple notes that they may use an OLED display for this kind of flexible display.
Apple's patent FIG. 3 that is noted below is a perspective view of an illustrative electronic device with a convex display and a bezel formed from a housing structure. The electronic device #10 may be a tablet computer, a somewhat smaller device such as a wrist-watch device, pendant device, or other wearable or miniature device, a cellular telephone, a media player, etc.
The device design used as a smartphone as noted below was first introduced in great detail back in 2011, the same year as today's granted patent.
Apple's granted patent 9,178,970 was originally filed in Q3 2011 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
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