Apple is likely to develop a foldable iPhone with a “self-healing” screen which will use heat to automatically fix cracks and scratches, according to a patent application.
The proposed technology would use elastomer, a pliant material that returns to its original form when heated. It would be used in phones, laptops, tablets, watches, and other devices, according to Apple’s application.
The patent also proposed testing a phone’s camera to make sure it’s working properly and reset cellular components if users had issues with texting or getting online.
The same application proposed technology that would save users from throwing their iPhone in a bag of rice if they spilled a drink on it. Apple came up with a system fixing dead pixels on a screen and even dry internal components if they got wet in 2016
The iPhone 12 is expected to be announced on October 13 and is rumored to be Apple’s first 5G phone.