Apple experimenting with foldable iPhones

Posted on Monday, November 16 2020 @ 19:34 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Samsung and others have been experimenting with devices with a foldable screen for some time now. A new report from Asian-language Economic Daily News claims Apple is also working on such a device. The source claims Apple has begun sending foldable iPhone prototypes to manufacturing partner Foxconn. It's said that Apple is aiming at a September 2022 release.
Citing supply chain sources, Economic Daily News says the testing involves evaluating the use of OLED or Micro-LED display technology, because the choice of either screen will affect the subsequent assembly methods.

Apple is also said to have asked Foxconn to evaluate the bearings (the folding component) of the devices with over 100,000 opening and closing tests. The report notes similar tests for regular laptops requires them to be opened and closed between 20,000 and 30,000 times.
Earlier leaks indicate that Apple may be working on a folding iPhone that use two separate displays connected by a hinge, rather than a single screen like the Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Source: MacRumors




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