Before the Samsung Galaxy Fold Samsung's problems forced the device to launch, a Korean research firm constructed a timeline. The graph shows which manufacturers are expected to release a foldable phone and when it should. The list includes Samsung, Huawei, LG, Oppo Xiaomi, Vivo, Motorola and even Microsoft. The last name on the chart is Apple. A foldable iPhone should appear in the second half of next year. Of course, Samsung's problems with the Galaxy Fold (and not just those of influencers removing the plastic film from the screen) could put this timeline back.
A company called ConceptsCreator has now released a video for its foldability iPhone concept calls it the iFlex. Keep in mind that although the concepts are cool, the ones they create do not have the same limitations as real engineers and designers. For example, the Apple employees, who are probably working on a real foldable iPhone in a hidden room in Cupertino, need to be creative when it comes to putting all the components together. Those who create concepts do not have to worry about these things. Also, you do not really need to procure the material to build a reliable hinge and test it to make sure it can be used for years.
In this sense, the so-called iFlex folds inward like the Galaxy Fold (as opposed to the outward fold required to close the Huawei Mate X). It has a quad camera, which is installed on the back, including what appears to be a time-of-flight depth sensor. A sprung pop-up FaceTime camera can be seen in the video, which reveals the technical data of the concept. The external screen is 5.4 inches tall and has an aspect ratio of 1
6: 9. It opens a 7.9-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 4: 3. If this screen size seems familiar to you, it 's because they are matches the size of the Apple iPad Mini Series display. Since this is a concept, things like a wrinkle in the middle of the internal screen are digitally removed, and while the device as a whole looks like a stunner, you can imagine how much such a phone can cost.
Apple filed patent applications for a foldable iPhone
The Apple Submitted Application Related to a Foldable iPhone
The advent of hardware is only part of the story. Apple will also need to develop a new version of iOS that works on a folding iPhone. And while the Galaxy Fold hardware has been disappointed so far, some of the features that the phone offers in terms of features could be copied from Apple. For example, Galaxy Fold's App Continuity feature automatically opens an app open on the external screen on the larger screen.