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The iPhone 7 is shown on display during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 7, 2016. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

Apple has reportedly become nostalgic with its upcoming iPhone 8 and is taking cues from old flip-phones. The tech giant has apparently granted a patent for a design that could look very similar to long-term tech enthusiasts and fans. As per the latest reports, the Apple iPhone 8 could be foldable just like flip phones.

The Apple rumour mill is getting crazier with each passing day and when it comes to the Apple iPhone 8, there are intense speculations that the Cupertino tech company is planning on a device that will have a flexible display with a hinge on one side. Moreover, another highly interesting design shows the model with three hinges that can fold over twice.

According to The Sun, Apple is probably taking hints from 90s Motorola that pioneered the flip phone concept. IN order to make the smartphone bend, Apple would need a casing made of titanium alloy, nickel and nitinol. The other option is flexible polymer.

Apple Insider monitors Apple’s patent filings and it has revealed that the patent two photos of potential iPhones, one with a single hinge and the other with two hinges. If at all Apple decides to go with a bendable iPhone 8, the company can put the different parts in different sections. The upper part may have the speakers, camera and light sensors whereas the bottom part could have the processor and microphone.

The current iPhone 7 Plus is 6.23-inch long and 3.07-inch wide. This has made many users complain about the phone not fitting in trouser pockets. The iPhone 8 could well be the answer to that. Apple has always wowed fans with something different. This time too it dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack in favour of AirPods.

A bendable Apple iPhone 8 may break all sales records. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the Apple iPhone 8.