Apple reportedly working on foldable iPhone prototypes

Apple has reportedly begun testing foldable iPhone prototypes, according to Bloomberg.

Apple has been rumored to be working on a foldable display for a number of years, and now it appears all-but-confirmed that we’ll see a foldable iPhone launch in the coming years.

The new report from Bloomberg corresponds to previous rumors of a foldable iPhone by 2022.

The company is reportedly considering launching a foldable version of its iPhone 12 and it would look similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip, which although haven’t set the industry alight, have sparked excitement and made us wonder about the future of foldables.

Engineers are Apple are reportedly testing a new foldable display, but we don’t know for certain the company’s plans. One source said that Apple is yet to create a “fully-functional” foldable device, suggesting that the current prototypes are still in their early days.

According to insiders, the company’s design team wants to launch multiple versions of a foldable iPhone, including an iPhone 12 Pro Max-sized device when it’s unfolded.

It’s also believed that Apple is working on a “mostly invisible hinge” which would allow for more screen real estate and help the company better compete against Samsung’s early models.

The truth is that we don’t know for certain when – or even if – Apple will launch a foldable display, but the fact the company is experimenting with prototypes suggests it’s at least on the radar. Would you be here for a foldable iPhone? Let us know and check back soon.

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