LG Display, the South Korean company’s screen division, would be, at Apple’s request, working on a new screen for the foldable iPhoneaccording to the Taiwanese daily DigiTimes.
Both companies are, for the moment, cooperating in the development of a prototype, according to the sources consulted by DigiTimes. This, therefore, does not mean that LG is going to become the only or the main supplier of screens for the long-awaited folding iPhone – if it is finally marketed. Other companies like Samsung or BOE could also come into the equation.
This It is not the first time that news has emerged about the expected folding iPhone. Since Samsung introduced the first Galaxy Fold, rumors about this product have only happened. The most recent information indicates that Apple could present this new smartphone in 2023. It also indicates that this model would be compatible with the Apple Pencil.
The folding iPhone would arrive several years after the Galaxy Fold
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold
Foldable smartphones hit the market in 2019. That year, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Fold, Huawei revealed the Mate X, and Motorola announced the Razr (2019).
In 2020, the number of devices with a folding screen continued to increase, mainly thanks to Samsung. The South Korean brand last year presented two phones with this type of panel: the Galaxy Z Flip, in shell format, and the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
The foldable iPhone, if it launched in 2023, It would arrive almost five years after the first smartphone of this type from Samsung. However, Apple may be waiting for the necessary technologies to mature enough. The North American company could also be waiting for a drop in the price of the components (screen, hinge, etc.), which would allow this phone to be positioned in a more competitive price range.
Foldable smartphones, despite the many options available today, are still products within the reach of few people. The price of this type of mobile far exceeds 1,000 euros. In some cases, they are even close to 2,000 euros.
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