According to a credible leaker, Apple is apparently testing various foldable iPhone prototypes, although an official launch is likely years away.
Following an earlier report concerning “iPhone 14” models, accurate Apple leaker DylanDKT released some details about the company’s expected “iPhone Fold.”
According to the leaker, Apple is “certainly working on and testing numerous prototypes with certain foldable displays.” Apple, on the other hand, may be concerned about the entire foldable smartphone trend.
“However, there are still too many tradeoffs with foldable display technology,” DylanDKT commented. “There are also questions about whether foldable cellphones will remain viable in the market or succumb to obsolescence.”
As a result, Apple is believed to be “seriously studying the market and learning from its competitors’ missteps.” Those blunders are likely competitors’ ill-fated attempts at folding cellphones, such as Huawei and Samsung. Even today’s foldable devices could be considered “beta products.”
1/3 For those who are curious about a foldable iPhone, Apple is definitely working and testing multiple prototypes that contain foldable displays. Too many compromises still exist with foldable display technology though.
— Dylan (@dylandkt) January 6, 2022
The goal, according to DylanDKT, is to ensure that a foldable iPhone device “does not represent a regression from the iPhone’s existing form factor.” In other words, Apple is playing the long game, as it usually does.
Other well-known experts and industry observers, such as Ming-Chi Kuo, have predicted that a folding iPhone will not be available until 203 or 2024 at the earliest.