As soon as a new form factor appeared on the market in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, rumors immediately began that Apple is developing its version of a smartphone-tablet device. Today we received a new batch of news on this upcoming foldable iPhone.
A well-known insider IceUniverse said on his Weibo account that Apple has ordered a huge batch of foldable displays with the possibility of additional order in the future.
Apart from these rumors, we also have several patents for the foldable iPhone. One of these patents showed that the smartphone can have an external screen and, when opened, have an iPad-like appearance.
Another patent shows that Apple is actively developing flexible battery technology for such a device, where the battery cells are divided into several parts. By design, the battery will bend or even separate when folded, while providing power to the device.
In turn, well-known informant John Prosser said that the folding iPhone will not have a folding display. Most likely, we are waiting for a device with two displays, similar to the Surface Duo. The device has a hinge. And the external display will have a Face ID sensor somewhere on the frame of the smartphone.
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However, these rumors should be treated very carefully. Apple spends huge sums of money researching what they would like to see their future devices. And many of the prototypes, even if they have been working for several years, simply do not make it to store shelves.
Apple has already started the mass production of the iPhone 12
There are a few days left before the Apple presentation, and the company is preparing for it. According to the new information, Apple is already ready for mass production of the iPhone 12 series, and the company also plans to launch the iPhone 12 on sale in late September or early October.
Apple hopes to have up to 80 million 5G iPhones from all its factories by the end of the year. The rest should start production in early 2021. According to rumors, of the projected 80 million, 40% will be the iPhone 12 Max.
According to the head of the supply chain, Apple has managed to reduce delays from several months to several weeks. The final assembly of some iPhone 12 models will take place in early October.
Supply sources also report that Apple has already begun mass production of AirTags, long-announced Bluetooth trackers that should help you avoid losing any important items.
In addition, Apple has increased production of future iPads. With up to 27 million units reportedly slated to ship between September and December. It’s also interesting that Apple is not planning a new version of the iPhone SE in 2021.