Foldable devices have long been anticipated as the next best thing when it comes to mobile tech. As a matter of fact, Samsung unveiled its very own foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy X at MWC 2018, proving that this was more than just a concept device. Apart from Samsung, Lenovo demonstrated its own foldable device a few years ago.
Following in on this trend, Apple is said to be working on something similar.
As unveiled by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Apple has plans to produce its own version of a foldable iPhone. The report showed that the smartphone manufacturer is already working with its Asian partners as it intends to release this device within a couple of years.
In a note sent out to clients, senior analyst Wamsi Mohan confirmed that the tech giant is “working with suppliers on a foldable phone (that potentially could double up as a tablet) for launch in 2020.” Mohan also shared that the OLED iPhone models expected to be released this fall look to be unchanged except for their size. This was confirmed after the executive met with several Apple suppliers based in Asia.
But while other smartphone manufacturers still seem to be conceptualizing on this matter, it looks like Apple is already doing something to make it happen. Back in October, a Korean website revealed that Apple could be working with LG to make this happen. The source of the report, however, remains anonymous.
When asked for a confirmation about this report, Apple did not yet give a response so it’s something we will have to keep an eye out on.