There are more and more rumors about possible models of Foldable iPhones which will be released in the near future. The company is surely working on the issue and already has its first prototypes on a table at Apple Park.
It has just been disclosed on a Taiwanese website that two of these prototypes have passed the durability tests required by Apple so that said device is marketable. Let’s see what leaked out of those foldable iPhones.
According to the Economic Daily News, two prototypes of foldable iPhones this week passed the internal durability tests that the Cupertino company demanded for these devices to market.
Such tests of an Apple-designed folding hinge system for two different iPhones were completed a few days ago at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China.
A prototype with two separate screens
The article says the first foldable iPhone to undergo such endurance tests is a dual screen model, presumably the same dual-screen prototype announced by Jon Prosser in June 2020.
Prosser explained at the time that this model used two separate display panels connected by a hinge. Although the prototype iPhone has two separate screens connected by a hinge, Prosser claimed that the panels appeared “fairly seamless and seamless.”
It should also be noted that Apple patented a device with two screens separate ones that can be put together to create a single folding device with a hinge, which looks surprisingly like Apple’s supposed dual-screen folding device.
Another “shell” style
The second prototype that was tested would be a folding shell, very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or the Moto RAZR from Lenovo. The UDN report claims that this clamshell model is configured to use a flexible Samsung OLED display.
Earlier reports have also stated that Apple ordered a ‘large number’ of foldable cell phone screen samples Samsung for testing in early 2020.
It is not clear whether the two devices tested had different hinge systems. Test units are assumed to be enclosures with a very limited interior rather than fully functional devices. Indeed, the main purpose of the test was to assess the durability of the hinge system designed by Apple.
The report ensures that the tests are already finished, and now they are waiting for Apple to assess which of the two folding models will be chosen, as only one will continue in the design process and the other will be discarded.
Even if a model is chosen to follow the project, it can Apple is waiting to see how the market reacts against the competition’s first foldable smartphones that are already on the streets.
If it is a product that is not just getting started (especially because of its high price), Apple can stop the project and chosen prototype It has gone from being on the table, to being put away in a drawer.