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The leaker revealed new details of the foldable iPhone, which could be launched in 2022

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/12/30 3:04:02     readed:68

Apple is working on a second prototype foldable iPhone, but the device won't be available soon, the leaker said.The foldable iPhone will look like a galaxy Z flip phone with Samsung's foldable OLED display. The phone could be released as early as September 2022.Samsung's first foldable phone, Galaxy fold, has proved to be not a well thought out design. Samsung had to cancel its launch at the end of April after reviewers found two major problems with the phone. The foldable display has a cover similar to a screen saver, which will damage the screen if removed. In addition, the hinges allow debris to enter the interior of the phone, which also affects the screen. It will take Samsung five months to launch a redesigned version of the phone. The subsequent z flip and Z fold 2 did not repeat these errors. But the failed launch of Galaxy fold proved that the technology is not ready for the smart phones that many people want.

It's normal for apple to slow down on new technology. The good news here is that apple is not in a hurry to launch the foldable iPhone. Apple is confident that it can provide a high-quality foldable experience, and we expect to see more innovations conducive to foldable devices, including better hinge and foldable glass display technology, to improve the durability of such devices. Not to mention the price is going to drop sharply. Even phones like the galaxy Z flip or Motorola's collapsible Razr are more expensive than high-end flagship models.

In addition, if the final product does not meet Apple's standards, there is no guarantee that Apple will continue to push the folding iPhone program. Apple patents prove that the company is researching various technologies, but not all of them can be made into commercial products.

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