Apple’s foldable iPhone prototypes have passed internal durability tests, according to a report. Two different prototypes were reportedly tested at Foxconn’s plant in Shenzhen, China. One of them is a two-screen prototype, according to the report, and the other is a foldable clamshell similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or Motorola Razr. The report predicts that a foldable iPhone will hit the market in late 2022 or 2023.
According to a report According to a Taiwanese publication Money, the two prototype phones passed internal durability tests at the Foxconn plant. Apple’s second prototype, the clamshell model, could use a flexible Samsung OLED display, according to the report.
Apple will evaluate the most likely model to start and abandon the other, the report said.
YouTuber Jon Prosser said in a recent video that Apple is working on a folding iPhone that matches the report’s claims. Prosser had also claimed that Apple’s first foldable iPhone is expected to hit the market in 2023. He said the work is currently in its early stages. He also shared a conceptual image of the foldable iPhone, showing that the rumored iPhone could have a flip-like design.
With a foldable iPhone, Apple will be part of Samsung and Motorola in the future, which are currently the only two companies offering such cell phones. The report adds that while Apple may not be the first to bring a new technology to market, it ensures the best performance once it launches.
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