Apple granted patent for foldable iPhone

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

(KRON) — Apple may be bringing back an old but popular style of cellphones with its newest design.

On Tuesday, the tech giant was granted the patent to a foldable and flexible display screen.

This is the newest released sketch:foldable

Apple latest ideas could one day lead to a bendable iPhone much like the old-school flip phone.

The patent features a touch-screen smartphone with a design popularized by clamshell phones – phones that open and close like a notebook.

It’s unknown for sure if there is an iPhone flip phone in the works, but Apple’s patents often provide a glimpse into what the company is thinking for the future.