Apple working on tech to improve reliability of hinges for smart rings

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This fiber composite friction hinge could have "first and second sets of interdigitated elongated fingers."

The patent application stresses that this can also apply when a device has more than one hinge, which could be a reference to certain proposed designs of folding iPhones.

"Electronic devices may have portions that are joined with hinges," says the patent application.

As Apple increasingly produces folding devices — from the rumored smart rings and a "folding iPhone" to the shipping MagSafe Duo Charger — it is researching how to make hinges stronger.

"Portions of [the] hinge may help grip the sides of a user's finger when device is mounted on the user's finger," continues the patent application. "

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