This time it’s not iPhone 12 data, but Jon Prosser has posted on Twitter a brief description of what is supposed to be on the table of the secret labs in Apple Park: a prototype of the folding iPhone . The company is investigating this concept to launch some kind of final device in the rather distant future.
But Prosser warns that this folding device does not have a folding screen. The current prototype would have two separate screens , and a hinge would allow them to be folded. The design would be very similar to the one iPhone 11 has right now, with rounded sides and stainless steel finish.
In addition, the terminal would not have ‘notch’ as the edge hole of an external camera for Face ID would already be narrow enough to be well concealed by itself. Something similar to this prototype could be the LG V60 ThinQ, whose model with 5G has been launched in February, but with a screen that is practically attached when deployed:
At AppleApple he patents an alternative system to folding devices
Does this mean we’re going to see a folding iPone with that design and features? No. It has to be clear to us that this is just a prototype, a test of many more that Apple must be doing regarding folding iPhones. Apple’s goal may be another much more advanced one, with a single folding panel and a completely different design… or it may even be nothing at all.
Therefore, the best thing we can do is not take anything for granted, because there are many patents and prototypes that should be kept in a drawer, abandoned. And is something completely normal in the research and development departments of all companies.