In a recent interview with Bloomberg co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, shared some of his thoughts on flip-flops today. With Samsung and Huawei currently leading the market with innovations in this area, he's predictably worried that the iPhone will default.
Wozniak was asked what Apple should do next as they fall behind Samsung and Huawei. Both companies introduced foldable smartphones this month. Samsung's Galaxy Fold will start at $ 1,980 and ship in April. It has a 4.6-inch screen on the outside of the device and a 7.3-inch screen that unfolds on the inside. It also has a total of six cameras.
Immediately after Samsung's announcement, Huawei unveiled its own folding Mate X. In particular, it's slimmer than the Galaxy Fold and lands at an even more expensive price of $ 2,600. It has an 8-inch display that pops out and is even larger than the main display of the Galaxy Fold. When folded, the Mate X is 5.4mm thin and 1
Wozniak stated in an interview that Apple had been a leader in smartphone advances in various areas: Touch ID, Face ID and mobile payments with Apple Pay. He noted, however, that Samsung and Huawei are leaders in the industry in folding smartphones.
But Bu [Apple] is not a leader in things like the flip phone, and that worries me because I really want a flip phone. You know, it's one of those new technologies that gets my attention.
Foldable iPhone concept by Roy Gilsing about Foldable News
However, he has the "Apple always has surprises" and that "they always work on things in the background. "
Although the Galaxy Fold is impressive in many ways, it feels like a prototype product with chunky bezels and is quite thick when folded (as thick Samsung has not yet revealed the dimensions.) The Mate X by Huawei feels more modern and polished, but of course the price is very salty last week we saw a concept of how a foldable iPhone could look like.
How about you? Are you worried about Apple's work on a foldable iPhone, or will you come up with a great folding product in due course? Share your opinion in the comments below!
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