The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released a patent today that suggests Apple is developing an iPhone with a wrap-around display.
As CNET points out, the patent, currently labeled “Electronic device with wrap around display” would present a larger screen area. The display would wind around the device, creating more room for content on the user’s screen. As the image shows, the wrap-around screen would have a width that could fit five apps across as opposed to the current four.
Transparent glass would make up the entire device, which would mean the phone would have no physical buttons.
The USPTO released a patent last year proving Apple is already working on the flexible glass technology it would need to make this wrap-around display.
As always, Apple hasn’t confirmed the project, and patents don’t mean Apple has actually developed the technology. Still, an all touch-screen phone doesn’t seem too out-there for Apple.
The late Steve Jobs was always anti-buttons.