Apple is working vigorously to develop its first Apple foldable iPhone. The company intends to launch its first foldable handset in September 2022.
Apple is in constant touch with Taiwanese material suppliers Hon Hai and Nippon Nippon for this. According to the report, Apple may use OLED or micro-LED screen technology in its first foldable iPhone, which will be made by Samsung. The company is currently busy testing screens and bearings.
Taiwanese media firm Money.udn.com cites supply chain source as saying that The company is actually working on bringing its first Apple foldable iPhone in 2022. The company is currently testing the foldable iPhone screen and bearings.
The South Korean company Samsung will supply display and the bearings will be made by many suppliers. New Nikko will be the main supplier and Hon High Company will be assembling the foldable handset. Hon-Hai has been named one of Apple’s largest foundries for the iPhone.
Nippon will also purchase bearings for the Apple foldable iPhone. For foldable hinges, Apple will rely heavily on research and development by the Taiwanese company.
Hardness testing is done to find the strength of any foldable phone. The phone has been tested nearly a million times to measure the durability of previous foldable phone. New Nikko, as noted, will mass produce these bearings.
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This is not the first time we are hearing about Apple’s foldable phone. In February, Apple patented a new hinge design for a foldable phone. The patent shows that Apple is trying to create a unique hinge design, which enables sufficient space between two displays for flexible screens when the phone is folded. This space created in the middle of the hinge allows it to be in a curved position to prevent any crease or tension. Heinz uses a movable flap to achieve this.
The foldable phone segment is still a great one, with Samsung unveiling the first ever commercial foldable phone last year. This foldable handset caused many problems, which led to a delay in launching, but was followed by the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which is very smooth. Apple, given its reputation, wants to plug all the flaws before launching a foldable iPhone.