Apple’s Foldable Phone has Passed the Internal Durability Test.
Apple's Foldable Phone
Last Updated on January 3, 2021 by
Attention tech geeks! Apple’s foldable phone is in the testing stage and likely to get launched by 2022-23. The foldable phone is currently being worked upon by Apple. As per leaks, it’s likely to be similar to Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G in terms of design. The tip mentioned that the Cupertino-based firm aiming for a launch in 2022-23.
According to Youtuber Jon Prosser, as he said in a recent YouTube video of FrontPage Tech channel, that the model by Apple was currently in its initial stage of development; the outer shell of the future iPhone was being tested at a factory in Shenzhen, China. He also shared a conceptual image showing the foldable flip-like design while mentioning that the tests are in their prelim stage.
About The Test
In this regard, the testing of the hinge mechanism is important because many foldable phones usually fail to withstand continuous flips from use.
According to updates received from reports, it has passed the durability test at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China. These two models were being tested: a dual-screen model prototype and the other a clamshell foldable, which is like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip or Motorola Razr, as we said earlier. This model may use a flexible Samsung OLED display. The best model to pass through the test will be launched and the other abandoned.
The product will fold down like a clamshell, and when unfolded, will show the wider screen. Similar to Samsung flip phones, there will be a smaller screen on the outer panel of the device. As said earlier, the conceptual picture in the video clip helps to visualize more.
The man who mainly mentioned the details says that since Apple was not planning to introduce the device just next year, maybe in 2022 or even 2023, this gives the company enough time to fully test the limits and release a strong foldable model. At the same time, they can also consider a completely different design in the long run as they are getting such a wide time period.
For years Apple has been testing and working on multiple concepts for bendable displays. Like in 2019, it was found that a three-fold form was hinted at by an Apple patent application. Both inward, as well as an outward bend in the potential model, was found in the conceptual image.
Many companies have been reported to be working with foldable phone designs; Samsung, Microsoft, Huawei, and Motorola are some of the likes of it that currently have models out in the market. If Apple brings the foldable model out in the future, it will join the Samsung Motorola ranks, as they are the current ones having such models. Even though Apple might not be the first tech-house to bring the model, once it is done then only the best performance will be delivered by it! Stay tuned for more updates!