Apple Working on iPhone with a Foldable Screen to Rival Samsung
By: Ashwathy Nair
- For this year’s iPhone line, only minor changes are being planned.
- Apple has developed prototype foldable screens for internal testing but hasn’t set plans to launch a foldable.
- Foldable iPhone would allow Apple to make a device with the larger screen in a more pocketable package.
Apple Inc. has started with its early work on foldable iPhone that will be a potential rival to similar devices from Samsung Electronics Co. and others, though, for this year’s iPhone line, only minor changes are being planned.
A prototype foldable screens for internal testing has been developed by the Cupertino, California-based firm, but it has not yet set plans to actually launch a foldable iPhone. The development work has not expanded beyond a display, which means Apple does not yet have full handset prototypes in its labs.
A foldable iPhone would allow Apple to make a device with a larger screen in a more pocketable package such as Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, the Motorola Razr reboot and other that is offered by Chinese companies including Huawei Technologies Co. Several foldable screen sizes have been internally discussed by Apple, including one that unfolds to a similar size as the display of 6.7-inch on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Recently, foldable phones have screens that are available from 6 and 8 inches unfolded.
The foldable screens of Apple are in testing, such as from Samsung that has a mostly invisible center with the electronics that is stationed behind the display. Other companies have also launched devices with visible hinges including Microsoft Corp., which separates two distinct panels.
For Apple, this would be a radical departure. Apple’s pioneering touchable, all-screen smartphone is debatably the most successful consumer technology product in history, which helps in making Apple the most valuable company in the world. However, a foldable iPhone is probably years away or it may never even be introduced. Apple is currently focusing to launch its next-generation flagship iPhone along with iPads later this year.
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