The iPhone 12 Flip is the hottest foldable ever and it isn't even real

iPhone 12 Flip concept open and closed
iPhone 12 Flip concept open and closed (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • The latest foldable iPhone concept is the best yet.
  • It includes an external display like the Motorola RAZR.
  • Apple, are you watching?

Apple hasn't joined the foldable craze yet, nor have most Android OEMs. Samsung and Motorola have to differing degrees of success, but this iPhone foldable is lit. Say hello to iPhone 12 Flip.

Taking cues from Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola RAZR, this thing is exactly what I'd want out of a foldable iPhone. Opened up we get a full-screen iPhone like any other. Except this one folds in the middle, making it hyper pocketable and a treat for those who don't want a slab of glass in their pocket.

Oh, and you can use the iPhone 12 Flip's external screen when it's closed, too. Check it out.

This concept comes from ConceptsiPhone, a YouTube channel that we've highlighted many times before. They've gone for a front-facing camera inside the display to allow for a bezel and notch-free look and it's an approach pioneered by Android OEMs. I'm still not sold on it, but I'm sure I'd get used to it if the notch is any indication.

Unfortunately, this is only a concept at this point and while Apple is surely prototyping foldable iPhones there's no indication one is coming any time soon. Still, we can dream, can't we?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.