According to a new rumor, Apple has ordered a large number of bendable screens from Samsung. Apple may use these displays to develop a foldable iPhone.
Rumor: Apple develops foldable iPhone with bendable screens from Samsung
That is what Apple-delicious Ice Universe suggests to Chinese news site Weibo. Samsung would lend a large number of bendable screens to Apple for one year. According to the tasty, Apple is putting a lot of pressure behind it, which could indicate that the bendable screens are being delivered quickly.
Last year, Samsung already announced that it wanted to share the technology with other companies for a fee. The company aims to become the supplier of bendable screens. Apple now seems to have accepted that offer after testing the bendable screens. The Cupertino company has used parts from Samsung more often in the past, such as OLED screens for iPhones and iPads.
The foldable smartphone is now on the rise. This year, several foldable smartphones came onto the market. The technology is getting better and better, so it is not inconceivable that Apple will also release a foldable iPhone in the near future.
Apple is working on a foldable iPhone
There have been rumors for a long time that Apple is working on a foldable iPhone. In any case, Apple is researching the possibilities, because the company has already applied for numerous patents over the years.
It is expected that it will take a few more years before Apple actually dares to take the step to a foldable iPhone. Apple is known as a company that first takes the plunge when it comes to new techniques, to later come up with its own version.
A few months ago, Jon Prosser claimed that Apple already had a prototype. This foldable iPhone would consist of two separate screens, but once unfolded it would look like one seamless display.