Apple began working early on the foldable iPhone, a potential competitor to similar devices from Samsung and others, although it plans to make only minor changes to this year’s iPhone line.
Cupertino has developed prototypes of the foldable screens for internal testing, but has not strengthened its plans to launch a foldable iPhone.
The development work has not expanded beyond screens, which means that Apple does not yet have the full prototypes of the phone in its labs, according to To report New from Bloomberg.
Like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Motorola’s Razr, the foldable iPhone allows Apple to make a device with a bigger screen in a smaller size.
The company internally discussed a number of foldable screen sizes, including a screen similar to the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s 6.7-inch screen.
The current foldable phones have screens measuring 6 and 8 inches when they are not open.
And Apple’s folding screens that are under test, like those from Samsung, include an invisible hinge with the electronics behind the screen.
Other companies, including Microsoft, recently launched devices with visible joints separating two screens.
This represents a fundamental departure for Apple, and it can be said: Its flagship smartphone that touches the screen, which offers the full screen is the most successful consumer technology product in history, which helped make Apple the most valuable company in the world.
However, it is possible that the foldable iPhone may be years away or may not finally be introduced.
It is reported that Apple has not indicated publicly any interest in making a foldable phone, although it rarely indicates its interest before entering the new category of products.
And major competitors have a head start in using foldable devices, and Samsung and Motorola have launched multiple generations of foldable phones, with the original Galaxy Fold launched in April 2019.