We might see a flexible screen incorporated into an Apple product sooner than later. According to a patent filed by Apple, a potential smartphone design could include a full wraparound display and have no buttons. Enclosed within "transparent housing," a flexible display panel would be configured to display content at any portion of the gadget's frame. Cool.

According to ZDNet.com, the aim of the new design is to make use of "unused space" which includes the back of the iPhone. Apple may be considering the use of curved screens and a flexible display which not only is touch-responsive, but makes use of the surface on both sides of a future iPhone.

Taking the details of Apple's newest patent into consideration, someone has already rendered what it might look like. Is this one of Steve Jobs' ideas? What do you think of the design?