Apple will have fixed the folding batteries for the folding iPhone.

Apple is continuing to explore ways to fill the iPhone’s entire volume, and is researching batteries that could fill the gap in flexible devices such as the future iPhone fold.

Apple devices rely so much on batteries that the company is constantly exploring every possible option that could make them more powerful, or somehow more useful. A newly unveiled patent application shows that the company is working on a way to make a battery that can work in a folding device.

“Flexible battery configurations” refers to the management of battery sales in a home.

“Specifically,” says the patent application,[this] Electronic device is related to the configuration that provides flexible movement of aspects of the device. “

“Electronic devices may include a capture section, the length of the first device section and the length of the second device section.” “The second device section can be combined with the bending section of the first device section.”

Apple has already developed batteries in various shapes to make better use of the space inside the 2015 MacBook. Where those separate batteries were kept together, this new proposal is for a single unit with a thin section where it is to be turned.

“The capture section features the first thickness and the third thickness less than the second thickness,” Apple said.

The folding device can alternatively have two batteries, one on each side of each hinge. In theory, however, having one unit can add a little extra battery volume.

Given how important small batteries are, any increase that comes without the cost of other components is an advantage.

The patent shows in detail how a thick part of a battery unit can be allowed to bend.

“Such technology can provide many advantages over traditional technology,” Apple said. “For example, the current system can provide additional battery capacity that can be used with connected electronic devices.”

Apple added, “In addition, the configurations of electronic devices can withstand mechanical flexibility for devices, according to current technology statues.”

So Apple is looking at how a rechargeable battery can be an important part of building a flexible device, rather than how to put a battery in such a place.

Between the potential extra battery charge, and any mechanical advantage, there must be enough benefit for flexible batteries to be tracked. The first opposing idea for Apple has been considered, the idea of ​​splitting the battery into separate parts.

In 2020, the company was patented for a flexible battery – as opposed to the new flexible configuration.

The difference is that the previous patent was about “how to separate flexible battery cells in different areas”. It was all about taking individual battery cells and carrying them “in cylinders” across the flexible substrate.

Neither the 2020 patent nor the chemistry of this newly discovered battery technology is particularly relevant. Instead, they focus on the mechanics of fitting and using a rechargeable battery in a device.

This means that patents are neither a complete solution nor are they able to offer many concrete examples of the benefits of flexible batteries. But the new one at least seeks to expand its net, and says it can do so with any number of electronic devices, from the iPhone to the Apple Watch, from fitness devices to the iPad and from laptops to desktop computers. “Can be used.

Credit for the “Flexible Battery Configuration” goes to two inventors, Yuri Y. Londarenko and Shabab Amiruddin. Together, they both have previous patents related to integrating ventilators into batteries.


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