Apple will be working on a folding iPhone with functions similar toand , according to several reports and various patents in the name of the American company.
The iPhone manufacturer has not officially announced its plans for a cell phone that can be doubled as a wallet and that can go from being an iPhone to a body similar to an iPad, or vice versa, but the evidence suggests that this product is in the Cupertino oven.
Apple will be waiting for the technology, hardware and software to mature before entering this market in which some participants are offering their first products but with a bittersweet experience. According to an analyst, this, coinciding with the change of cycle of the iPhone and that will have drastic changes in the design.
The analyst quoted by CNBC says that Apple is talking to suppliers in Asia to get the necessary components for this folding phone. LG could be one of the manufacturers of the screen as flexible as a sheet of paper for Apple's iPhone.
Samsung will already beand show your potential. Samsung would like to be an Apple screen provider in case it decides to create a folding cell phone. Samsung is already a provider of OLED displays on the iPhone X and iPhone XS.
All patents are quite abstract with the illustrations that accompany the documentation, but in most cases a design is very similar to what the Galaxy Fold or the Mate X offers, even the Xiaomi folding cell phone: a body of About 5 inches that can be opened to have a screen of about 7 inches.
Some patents describe an iPhone with OLED screen and made of nitinol, a nickel alloy and titanium, a very flexible material. Apple will also be investigating the use of fans and heaters to mitigate high and low temperatures, an aspect that will especially affect flexible screens.
Folding phones are costing around US $ 2,000 and being familiar with Apple prices, do not expect anything below that figure. For now, there are no rumors or reliable information that suggests even a possible price, but expect something above US $ 2,000 at least there is time to save.
John Bayne of Corning said that folding glass goes against the laws of physics, but his company is literally shaping them.
According to ET News, Samsung sent its rivals a sample of its screen so that, in case of wanting a phone like the Fold, Samsung manufactures the flexible panel.
A patent shows an iPhone that can mitigate high or low temperatures, an aspect that will especially affect flexible screens.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Apple's co-founder describes himself worried about the lack of leadership of the manufacturer in the field of flexible cell phones.
The Cupertino company filed a patent application showing the concept of a folding cell phone.
The details arrive on time to compare them with the Samsung Galaxy X phone that will be released next week.
The patent mentions the placement of the components under the screen and thus facilitate the flexibility of the screen. Touch feedback is also described.
An analyst quoted by CNBC says that the phone can be used as a tablet when it is unfolded. Apple will already be in deals with suppliers in Asia.
The patent describes a device, whose body could bend.
The Investor says that Apple does not trust Samsung for fear of leaking secret information about this phone that will compete with an alleged folding Note 9.
A patent describes an iPhone with OLED screen and made of nitinol, a nickel alloy and titanium, a very flexible material.
The registered device has a curved screen to both sides, a design similar to that of the Galaxy S7 Edge, although the patent dates from 2011.
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