In Pictures: History of flexible displays

Flexible display screens are expected to become a common feature of consumer electronics in the next few years, and have recently been touted by several top-tier manufacturers.

2013: Apple files patent for flexible slap bracelet display A little more than a month later, Apple filed a patent for a flexible screen equipped with a “bi-stable spring,” suggesting a smart wristwatch that could be applied like slap bracelets. The patent only fueled the speculation about an iWatch device, which Apple has yet to confirm.

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