Apple's headquarters in the country was raided, with investigators looking for information on Apple's business practices.
Apple's patent talks about a screen which a person would be able to open and close like a book.
It is cheapest to just buy the phone outright, but its unlikely you have a grand to fork out on a phone lying in your bank account.
Considering the new iPhone goes on sale on Friday, November 24, it is expected to "put a huge dent in the sales of Apple's competitors' products", Metro.co.uk reported.
The raid is sure to have some wondering if the real goal here was to try and dampen the success of the iPhone X launch. Year-to-date, AAPL has gained 53.49%, versus a 17.86% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.
Samsung's got everyone excited with its folding Galaxy X, but it seems even Apple is busy working on a way for its iPhones to bend.
This sparked authorities to launch a task force dedicated to exploring whether foreign firms were hurting the domestic smartphone market. Sure, there are discounts on the iPhone 8 to be had - but it's such a new phone that they still make it a very expensive handset. Whether it will coincide with a cameo appearance from the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the Consumer Electronics Show in January is unknown at this stage. £10 per month with no upfront cost, for a total fee of £240 - some £120 lower than the RRP.
The patent describes a device with an all-screen design that would be bendable around a central flexible display area. In an article to Forbes, he wrote that "The Korea Fair Trade Commission has pretty much run amok in recent years, slapping spurious charges on foreign companies". However, the Cupertino company admitted that the students "should not have been allowed to work overtime".