Apple has reportedly conducted durability tests for two foldable iPhone prototypes at Foxconn’s factory in Shenzhen, China.
The report comes from Taiwan’s ”Money” publication, states that Apple has tested two prototypes of a foldable iPhone. The first type is a dual-screen phone that is similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Microsoft’s Surface Duo; the second type is a clamshell-designed phone similar to the Motorola Razor and Galaxy Z Flip phones. The report also suggests that Apple may use Samsung’s flexible OLED display on the clamshell version.
Apple will reportedly see which of the two prototypes are better and launch only one version while abandoning the other. With a foldable iPhone, Apple will join Motorola, Microsoft, Samsung, and other manufacturers in the coming generation of new foldable smartphones, with a likely launch in 2022-2023 according to the report.
Famous leaker Jon Prosser had a similar report yesterday on his YouTube channel stating Apple is working on a “clamshell” designed iPhone which will potentially arrive in 2022 or 2023 and that the smartphone is in its early stages.
The tech giant is known to always take their time in engineering new technologies; ensuring it is in its best shape and performance and satisfies the customer. We will have to wait and see for more updates regarding this matter.