According to unofficial information, Apple has been working on a prototype folding iPhone for some time, which should compete with similar devices made by Samsung. Authoritative insider John Prosser claims that the device will receive two separate displays connected by a hinge, and not one flexible display, like most modern smartphones of this type.
Prosser claims that the foldable iPhone will have the same rounded side edges as the iPhone 11. In addition, the device will not have the usual “bangs” for the iPhone, however, the external display will have a tiny cutout that will fit the TrueDepth face recognition system that Face ID relies on.
Despite the fact that the device will receive two separate displays, Prosser claims that the smartphone displays give the impression of a single panel. Thus, the foldable iPhone is more reminiscent in design of devices such as the Microsoft Surface Neo and Surface Duo than the Samsung Galaxy Fold, with subsequent versions of which it will likely compete.
It is not yet known when Apple will launch the foldable iPhone on the market. Rumors about its development go back to 2016. In March of this year, the company patented a device with two displays connected by a hinge, which is very similar to what Prosser described. And although recently there are more and more details about the device, it is unlikely that Apple will introduce it in the near future.
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