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Apple Is Strategizing About a Foldable Phone

In the event you’ve paid any consideration in any respect to the tech press up to now week or so, you’ve little doubt been deluged with headlines touting one firm after one other prepping a foldable smartphone for launch — with the producers starting from Huawei to LG, Motorola, Xiaomi and several other others. All the same old suspects, in different phrases. And it’s additionally no secret, as we and others have reported, that Apple has at the least thought-about the opportunity of making such an iPhone — going as far as to acquire a patent overlaying “Versatile Show Gadgets” associated to its analysis on this space.

And whereas we don’t know whether or not a foldable iPhone will ever see the sunshine of day — with Apple little doubt preferring to retake a seat and watch its smartphone rivals try to achieve traction with these units first earlier than it makes a transfer — there’s not less than one excessive-profile tech character who very a lot desires a flexible iPhone. He’s none aside from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who informed a Bloomberg reporter that he does not solely need to get his arms on a versatile iPhone, however, that he very a lot desires Apple to be a pacesetter on this nonetheless new nook of the smartphone market.

Within the video snippet Bloomberg included of their interview with the Apple co-founder, he goes on to concede that Apple “at all times has surprises,” and is constantly engaged in a slew of recent developments and merchandise within the background. However, sure, so far as foldable telephones go: “It’s a kind of new applied sciences that catch my consideration,” Wozniak mentioned.

Foldable telephones have been entrance-and-heart at MWC in latest days, with many observers questioning their viability, given what are typically costly, four-determine value tags for these handsets that introduce a weird new type issue. If a foldable iPhone ever does materialize, there’s not less than an opportunity it would look just a little just like the picture on the high of this publish — that picture being a rendering ready by Dutch tech blog LetsGoDigital based mostly on Apple’s patent documentation.