Apple is testing several foldable iPhone prototypes. However, it may be some time before one becomes a reality.
Apple is testing several foldable iPhone prototypes. However, it may be some time before one becomes a reality. Consumers steadily increase interest in folding cellphones, but dependability and durability are still big problems. Many firms, including Samsung, Huawei, and Oppo, already have folding smartphones in their lineups, but Apple has remained absent. However, the most recent rumor implies that the business is exploring a foldable at some point in the future.
Next fall, Apple is expected to reveal the iPhone 14 lineup after releasing the iPhone 13 late last year. Over the last few weeks, rumors about the impending smartphone have flooded social media, potentially revealing vital details long before Apple makes it official. According to recent speculations, the next-generation iPhone will use a punch-hole camera rather than the large notch seen on previous models.
While the iPhone 14 is nearly expected to be released later this year, the appearance of a foldable iPhone in the future is less clear. Despite concerns about foldable display technology and customer adoption of folding smartphones, Apple is rumored to be working on folding iPhone prototypes. Apple is “certainly creating and testing various prototypes that incorporate foldable displays,” according to tipster Dylan in a tweet thread this week. The corporation is concerned about the “compromises” that will be required to bring a foldable smartphone to market.
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According to Dylan, Apple is concerned about the dependability and durability of folding displays and whether foldable is a passing craze that would fade away in a few years. According to reports, the business is also trying to avoid making the same mistakes as other companies (read: Samsung, Huawei, etc.) by not releasing a half-baked foldable that isn’t ready for primetime. The business is reportedly ensuring that the design of its foldable smartphone will not be a “regression” from existing iPhones and is hence waiting to see how the industry develops in the following years.
It should be noted that this is not the first time that speculations about a folding iPhone have surfaced on the internet. Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has predicted that Apple is working on a foldable iPhone that might be released in 2023. On the other hand, other experts believe that 2024 is a more likely date for the device to be released. In any case, if all the reports are to be believed, Apple is working on a folding phone, albeit it is unlikely to be released anytime soon.