If the rumors are to be believed, Apple is apparently looking to build its own foldable iPhone. Now according to a series of tweets by @dylandkt, it appears that the company has apparently already built multiple foldable iPhone prototypes that they are in the process of testing, but we might not necessarily see it launch anytime soon.
This is because according to the tweet, Apple is still slightly skeptical and cautious about adopting the foldable design. This is because they aren’t sure if the trend of foldable smartphones is here to stay, or if it will eventually stop being cool, kind of like how phones with glasses-free 3D displays eventually stopped being popular.
3/3 While other manufactures are iterating on products that are seemingly in beta, Apple is keen on making sure that the design is not a regression from the current form factor of the iPhone. They are interested in playing the long game to see how the technology progresses.
— Dylan (@dylandkt) January 6, 2022
The tweet also says that Apple wants to make sure that if they do adopt a new form factor, like a foldable, that it won’t be a “regression” of the current form factor, meaning that it should be better, not worse. So much so that they are playing the long game to see how foldable technology progresses before they decide to hop on board.
Apple has been known to take their time when it comes to adopting certain features, so this move shouldn’t be surprising. Plus, if you recall, some have suggested that in the next 10 years or so, Apple wants to replace the iPhone with smart glasses, so we’re not sure how developing and releasing a foldable iPhone is supposed to help with that goal.