Over the past few years, there has been consistent development in the smartphone industry. In the screen segment, the baseline for smartphone displays as of now is 6-inches. Even the iPhone 12 mini with a 5.4-inch display had very poor sales and there are now reports that the company will discontinue this device. In fact, there are rumors that the iPhone 13 mini (or iPhone 12s mini) will use a large display. Despite these advances, manufacturers are not willing to stop. We have seen a couple of flexible screen products in recent times. We have foldable phones, dual-screen devices but all these are from Android manufacturers. The first foldable iPhone is yet to hit the market.
According to Jon Prosser (popular with Apple leaks), the first foldable iPhone is in development. This iPhone will fold internally and will be official in 2023 at the earliest. Furthermore, the foldable iPhone will adopt a flip-up design similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. This reduces the overall volume of the phone by folding the screen to enhance its portability.
Prosser said that Apple is currently considering some folding screen-related technologies. The company hopes to release a foldable iPhone with a special glass technology that can ensure that it remains intact after countless folds. Apple seems to be placing so much emphasis on durability.
Foldable iPhone will use a special protective glass
There were reports that Apple will use a special chemical ceramic protective glass. According to reports, this glass will not break even after bending. It will effectively reduce creases and avoid a significant drop in the screen experience after multiple folding.
For now, all reports claim that the first foldable iPhone will come with a Samsung flexible OLED panel. In addition, Apple will ditch the notch which it introduced with the iPhone X in 2017. The entire front is completely free from any sensor. Also, the bezels on all four sides are almost equal. However, it is important to note that this description is not from the official image. The real deal may be significantly different.
As for the price, there is a little surprise. According to Jon Prosser, the foldable iPhone may actually cost $1,499. This is cheaper than some foldable smartphones in the market. However, this price is too good to be true. Considering that the iPhone 13 top model could cost up to $1500, this price is most unlikely.