What you need to know
- This new concept shows what an iPhone Fold could look like.
- A 6.3-inch iPhone opens up to show an 8-inch display.
Foldable iPhone chat has been rampant of late and it's pretty clear right now that Apple is working on something that looks like an iPhone but also folds somewhere. The latest rumors suggest that fold could give us a clamshell device, but the alternative is way cooler.
That alternative gives us something like a normal iPhone that opens up and transforms into something akin to a tablet.
Don't believe me when I say that could be amazing? Check this concept out and you'll change your mind!
Shared by ConceptsiPhone, this video shows us a 6.3-inch iPhone that opens up to an 8-inch device. Edges are squared-off like an iPhone 12 model and multiple colors are shown – including an amazing red.
The potential features according to this concept could include:
- All-Screen Touch ID - Just swipe up or open the iPhone
- New Face ID - Faster and smaller
- The new level camera system with the LiDAR 2 sensor
- The most powerful 5nm mobile chip A15 Bionic
- Two displays and five colors
- Four surround speakers
- The best under-display camera
Yes please, Apple. Make this happen and I'm there. What say you? Let me know in the comments and on Twitter whether you're hyped for a foldable iPhone or if you don't quite see what all the fuss is about.
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.
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Is anyone else getting sick of all the concept articles here? It's not news, it's not a concept from Apple, these all just scream some art school student project.
I have ZERO desire for a foldable phone from any company. Even Apple.
I would rather have a iPhone and an iPad Mini. Which - coincidentally - I already have.
If you guys actually sat down with someone who actually develops apps, then you would know that Apple can't make a foldable that is both an iPhone and iPad in the one physical device. Apple's app ecosystem doesn't currently allow it. As a matter of fact Apple to this day encourages their developers to create separate iPhone apps and separate iPad apps. Plus Apple went down the path where they separated iOS even further. So now their is iOS for iPhones and iPadOS for iPads. This makes a foldable iPhone/iPad device impossible. Android and Google were able to do it, because they have encouraged their developers to create one app that supports both smartphones and tablets. That is what is needed to create one physical device that is both an iPhone and iPad for an foldable device that is shown in this article. If you want a 2 in 1 foldable smartphone device, then your only option but is to go and get a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, or another foldable be similar to that device, because as it stands today. Apple users will not see be a device like that from Apple.
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