On June 15thmedia reported that Apple was working on a foldable iPhone/iPad device. Sources said on Twitter that Apple is working on a unique technology that could combine devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Asked if he was sure the technology could be used in practice, the blogger gave a positive answer.
It is reported that since 2017, there have been rumors that Apple has been working on foldable devices and will work with LG to develop a foldable iPhone. And the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a patent application for an apple foldable display. A year later, Apple won a second patent for a foldable iPhone design with flexible hinges.
In addition, it has been reported that Samsung has provided Apple and Google with samples of collapsible screens for testing, although no product information has been seen.
In an August 2019 report, UBS said Apple was “steadily developing foldable screen technology”, first the iPad and then the iPhone, which will not mature until at least 2021.
Pricing may be one of the biggest barriers to bringing such products to market, the report says. One survey found that while people are interested in foldable Apple devices, they are only willing to spend up to $600 more on them, which is cheaper than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold when it was released.