Apple recently filed an application in the US: 20130216740
I am confused by the contrasting elements of the description, such as this method of "creating a flexible structure from a rigid material".
In one regard it sounds like a method for taking a solid material sheet and slicing / piecing / processing it in such a way that it becomes a flexible material, like how a wooden chain is made.
In another regard it sounds like [a technique to produce] a phone case that is variably rigid or flexible based on something.
Is the language of this patent typical?
Feel free to re-word the question itself, if it can be asked better.