Yes, yesterday was Mark Gurman’s day. Not content with spreading rumors across virtually the entire Mac lineup, publisher Bloomberg ended last night with data on iPhone this year and next year. According to these data, what we will see next September will surely be an “iPhone 12S” range, while next year the first foldable iPhone in history could be launched.
Let’s start with the 2021 iPhones. Mark thinks we might see some new features there as Touch ID sensor under your screen
Apple already has a folding screen, but not a foldable device
The relatively slow advancement of features on iPhones this year will also be due to the effects of the pandemic: Apple engineers continue to work remotely, with extremely limited office visits for security reasons. This, according to the article, caused some of the work on the next iPhones to be temporarily transferred to China.
Turning to comment on the iPhones of 2022, Mark cautions: Apple has prototypes of folding screens in its labs, but still something that the company has to decide whether or not to move forward. In other words, 2022 may or may not be the year of the foldable iPhone. There is just as much chance of this happening. The prototypes of these screens are already there, but think that we still have to build a whole device around them. It is not a simple task.
Gurman ends by recalling that Apple is still immersed in the preparation of a new iPad Pro with mini-LED display, which will include what we assume to be an “A14X” which will increase the performance of the device; and a standard iPad that will inherit the smoothness and screen size of previous generations of iPad Air.