A folding iPhone? Could be closer than you think

An iPhone 6 Plus at an Apple store
Adrees Latif | Reuters
An iPhone 6 Plus at an Apple store

Future Apple iPhone buyers may find themselves holding a product that's actually meant to bend.

Apple has gained a United States patent for devices made from mostly flexible parts, British tech site PCR reported. Apple plans to use malleable components on both the outside and inside of devices, with batteries and circuit boards that would continue to function when bent or folded, PCR said.

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The company would potentially incorporate force-based gesture input, which responds to squeezing or other motions to perform commands. Apple declined to comment on the patent.

Read PCR's full story here.

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