Apple has reportedly already begun developing a foldable iPhone, Bloomberg reported Friday. So far, the tech giant has only worked on a prototype display with no set plans for a launch date, the report said citing unnamed sources.
The prototype foldable screen has an invisible hinge, Bloomberg said. An Apple patent for a foldable iPhone first appeared almost a year ago, but Apple has yet to announce any plans.
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If it entered the market with a foldable phone, Apple would be competing with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Flip, as well as the Motorola Razr and Huawei Mate XS. Back in December 2018, Google similarly filed a patent for a foldable mobile device.
For the 2021 iPhones, Apple is only planning minor changes, according to the report, but could include an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.