A new patent awarded to Apple today, uncovered by Patently Apple, shows the company is exploring a foldable iPhone concept, confirming what rumours have long suggested. Apple was believed to be researching foldable iPhone designs starting back in 2013, but new evidence suggests the company is still serious about making this concept a reality at some point.
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We've all been there: It's late at night, you've had a few drinks, and you're messing around with your iPhone. It slips out of your grip, smashes into the ground and the screen shatters. Now, imagine doing the same thing with a phone made entirely of glass.
Magic Leap — valued at more than $US4.5 billion ($6 billion) — is one of the most secretive (and exciting) technology companies in the world. Despite its fruitful fundraising campaigns, the company has never released a commercial product and very few people have ever tried its state-of-the-art augmented reality headset.
It won't surprise you to hear that Google is desperately trying to trademark the word "Glass", but it may raise a wry smile on your face when you find out that the US government is taking exception to the idea. The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Patent and Trademark Office has objected to granting Google a trademark for Glass.