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Apple foldable iPhones and iPads soon…

After Vision Pro… Apple‘s not done ”innovating!” 😅
Apple is reportedly still working on foldable iPhones and iPads…

Is it too late? Apple is not giving up… They’re working on two foldable iPhone prototypes that flip like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip. Although a foldable iPhone might not hit the shelves soon, they’re also secretly working on a folding iPad.

Rumors of the iPhone Flip have been circling around the smartphone world for years. And unfortunately, we’re still waiting for a clear sign on when such a phone might appear — if it even does at all.

As Apple seemingly bides its time, plenty of other brands are causing the competition for the best foldable phones to heat up. Besides mainstays like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5, the Google Pixel FoldMotorola Razr+ and the OnePlus Open are now viable options if you’re looking for a foldable.

Although the excellent iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro have been on sale since last fall, with an iPhone 16 coming later this year, there’s no certainty in the rumors around the arrival of an iPhone Flip in 2024. In fact, many Apple watchers suggest a foldable iPad is likely to arrive before a phone does.

iPhone Flip release date speculation 

The launch date of the iPhone Flip is open to speculation, with the latest rumors making a 2024 launch seem unlikely.

It hasn’t always been the case. Display analyst Ross Young, who has a track record for being accurate with such tips, had suggested a possible 2024 release for a foldable iPhone after 2023 came and went with no sign of an iPhone Flip. However, a report from Ming-Chi Kuo states that a foldable iPhone may not arrive until 2025. Another analyst, Ben Wood, believes we will at least get a foldable iPad before then

iPhone Flip: Durability

We saw a patent in October 2020 which suggested the iPhone Flip could come with an upgraded version of the iPhone’s ceramic shield. It would be specifically designed for a flexible display, and consist of four layers: a cover layer, a hardcoat layer, an inner surface, and a transparent support layer. That support layer could even be made of glass or sapphire for additional strength.

There’s also been speculation that the display could “heal” itself thanks to a “self-healing material” layer that would minimize the appearance of scratched or dents.

There’s no guarantee Apple will launch such a handset, of course, but Prosser’s report reminds us that the firm’s first foldable phone could play out a number of ways. While flexible panels are all the rage these days, dual-screen hardware could ultimately win out if Apple isn’t enamored with the reliability, durability or cost of a device with a single, folding screen.

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