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Smartphones with a foldable screen have appeared recently. The technology is still very young, manufacturers are interested in it each at their own pace. Apple including.
Apple is not in the habit of getting into a new technology very quickly. The Cupertino company prefers to wait for it to stabilize and be tested by the reality on the ground, so to speak. This is particularly true with 5G. It will be the same with foldable screens. Preliminary work has reportedly been initiated on this point.
Apple reportedly started preliminary work on an iPhone with a foldable screen
Rumors have been suggesting for some time now that the apple brand is looking to keep up with competition, notably from Samsung, by launching a smartphone with a foldable display. Today, if we are to believe a new report from Bloomberg, these rumors would be corroborated by their own sources, the “first works” would have even started around this device.
That being said, it should be made clear here that under no circumstances should you wait for anything at this time. Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman claims that Apple currently only has one display, which means the phone’s chassis hasn’t even been developed yet. Not even reached the stage of prototyping.
We had previously heard of rumors that Apple was testing an iPhone with a foldable display and that it had apparently even passed internal durability tests. It is quite logical finally that Apple wants to ensure that the screen will work correctly and that it is sufficiently resistant over time before moving on to the rest of the project. Samsung had encountered problems with its early models of the Galaxy Fold, forcing it to make a number of adjustments. Apple does not want to reproduce these errors.
without however fully committing to marketing such a product
That being said, Mark Gurman’s report claims the company has yet to fully embark on the foldable screen smartphone path. It is possible that the rumors are true and that Apple is actually working on such a device but if by chance, this work is not promising, the Cupertino company could decide to give up. No one knows if we will ever see an iPhone with a foldable screen, and even less when. To be continued !
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.