Only few companies which includes Samsung and Huawei have commercially launched foldable devices in the market. However, we might soon see another tech giant in the rank as two of Apple’s foldable device prototypes have passed the durability test at Foxconn.
Foldable iPhone Prototypes Design
According to a report, the supplier of the Cupertino based giant has passed two distinct foldable devices through its durability test. Both variants comes with a folding mechanism similar to the Galaxy Z Fold2 and the Galaxy Z Flip. In other words, one bends horizontally, while the other folds vertically. The report said that both foldable iPhones are yet to be fully functional at the moment, as only the chassis and display components were tested.
Notably, these two areas are the crucial aspects to both Apple and Samsung. The reason is that it will be the biggest launch challenge to Samsung’s first foldable device, the Galaxy Fold. So, it is reassuring to hear that Apple designs have passed quality control and durability checks for both parts.
In addition, UDN also stated that now, the company would begin to evaluate both devices and will drop one of the designs and go forward with the other one.
Unfortunately, no solid idea on when the company might actually launch a foldable device, but we can expect it to arrive most likely in 2022. It is also expected that Apple would ship an iOS/iPadOS hybrid software on this device to bring the functionality of both a tablet and a smartphone on the foldable device. Keep in mind, that this is still an unconfirmed report, so take it with a grain of salt for now and stay tuned for more updates that should arrive soon.