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Saturday, 24 March 2018

Apple is planning to develop a folding iPhone within two years, by 2020 . This is indicated by the rumors circulating on the network initiated by Wamsi Mohan, an analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Wamsi Mohan has shared his prediction in a press release after spending a week in Asia in meetings with companies that belong to Apple's supply chain. He expects the flexible iPhone to be launched in 2020 and could have many similarities with tablets, suggesting that the device could be opened in a size larger than current models.

It is not the first time that we have witnessed a rumor of such magnitude. In 2016 it was already noticed that LG was developing flexible panels for the screen of smartphones. A little later, in 2017, LG Display reached an agreement with Apple to include flexible screens on the iPhone of future generations.

Will these types of screens be the future of the iPhone?

Over the past few years, LG has shown several futuristic prototypes of devices with flexible and folding screen. Including a terminal in the form of a book and another that could be rolled up like a newspaper.

Interestingly, although not noticeable, the iPhone X already has a flexible OLED screen that has a curvature on the inside of the device. This curved portion accommodates the screen driver chip and allows the iPhone X to have a thinner lower bezel.

The development of a folding iPhone will require a great level of innovation from Apple. If the device can be rolled as if it were a magazine, its components (battery, motherboard ...) would also need to be flexible . But if it is a smartphone that simply folds into two parts like a book, then its components do not need to be flexible but the cables that connect them.

Via | Macrumors 

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