It has long been known that, although no action has been officially taken, Apple has been experimenting with a foldable terminal for some time since the competition already has several in its lines of smartphones. We’ve seen rumors, we’ve seen patents … and now Two foldable iPhone prototypes appear to have passed the company’s internal durability tests.
The news comes from the Economic Daily News and was reflected by Anglo-Saxon media such as MacRumors. The durability tests were reportedly carried out at one of Foxconn’s factories in Shenzen, China; and they would have focused on check the solidity of the hinges
Two tightly knitted screens or one foldable
The first prototype would be a folding device with two screens that would be very close to each other, something like Microsoft’s Surface Duo. The second prototype would have a foldable screen in its horizontal half, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.
In the middle of the year, Jon Prosser mentioned something that fits very well with this first prototype described by the Economic Daily News, which adds seriousness to the matter. Maybe Apple wants to try its luck with an iPhone with two attached displays with a minimal bezel. There are also other pieces of the puzzle that match: the second prototype I would use a Samsung foldable screen
But the key fact is that Apple you want to choose between one of these two models, don’t stick to both at the same time. Therefore, we will only see one of these two models, and this is something that will probably not happen until 2022 or 2023. Next year we will continue to have flat models very similar to the current iPhone. 12.