Apple has been researching privacy screens for curved displays — and it doesn’t make curved displays
You can read too much into Apple’s thousands of patent applications, but it’s unlikely that the company would research a technology with no intention of using it. The six credited inventors on a new patent application did not cook this up during their lunch hour.
That’s especially unlikely as the new application is “Privacy Films for Curved Displays” — and a version of it was already granted by the US Patent Office in 2023. So Apple is not only exploring the idea of curved screens, it’s iterating on the idea.