Apple is working on a radical new iPhone with a foldable screen that doubles as a tablet. That's according to a report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which says that several Apple suppliers in Asia have confirmed they're working on a such a product. A foldable iPhone could even be coming as soon as 2020, the analysts said. Pictured is a prototype folding iPhone that was revealed in a patent filed by Apple last November. The patent describes a device that can be'opened and closed like a book' 'We expect the iPhones this fall to be largely unchanged for the organic LED versions although size changes have proved to be a catalyst in the past,' Bank of America analyst Wamsi Mohan wrote in a report on Friday.
If Samsung's latest patent is to be believed, the Galaxy X foldable phone could come with some sort of pressure-sensitive technology that's very similar to Apple's 3D Touch. This new patents comes a week after another documentation leaked images showing how the phone could easily transform to a tablet.
Love it or hate it, display notches on smartphones are now being adopted by more manufacturers thanks to the Essential Phone and the iPhone X. Now it looks like Samsung may be planning on jumping the bandwagon despite mocking the Cupertino giant at first. It's been discovered recently that Samsung has filed a patent for a new smartphone that features an iPhone X-style notch on its display. The patent application was filed by the South Korean company back in March 30 with the Chinese patent organization SIPO and was only spotted by Mobielkopen on Monday. The front of the unnamed Samsung Galaxy phone presented in the patent features a display that stretches to all sides of the front.
Apple could be preparing to outdo its rivals by making its own folding phone. A patent submitted by the company shows a double folding screen that can either be bent back on itself or folded inward from either end. The design means the device could also be used as a tablet when unfurled. Apple is one-upping its competitors with an innovative phone design that not only fold once but twice. In a US patent spotted by Apple Patently, the company filed to protect both single and multifold devices.