Apple could adopt Microsoft’s Surface Duo display approach as its “foldable” iPhone isn’t really a foldable
As we know Apple is working on its first foldable iPhone, but don’t exactly know what technology will the company use. While every Apple fan is eagerly waiting for the launch of the revolutionary iPhone. A couple of days ago we saw Microsoft’s first Android Smartphone to be launched before August 5, comes with a dual display that could also be the same for Apple’s foldable iPhone.
An Apple leaker Jon Prosser tweeted about the foldable iPhone yesterday saying ” Apple’s “foldable” iPhone isn’t really foldable. Face with monocles. The current prototype has two separate display panels on a hinge. Round, stainless steel edges like current iPhone 11 design. No notch — tiny forehead on outer display that houses Face ID.”
Apple’s “foldable” iPhone isn’t really a foldable. 🧐
The current prototype has two separate display panels on a hinge.
Round, stainless steel edges like current iPhone 11 design.
No notch — tiny forehead on outter display that houses Face ID.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) June 15, 2020
A foldable phone would have to use a screen that folds, but according to the previous results, this approach comes with a series of drawbacks, including issues with the display itself.
However, that has set a good example for the smartphone companies to work on and Apple apparently knows this very well, so instead of sticking with one screen that folds, it wants to build the iPhone using two different screens that are connected with a hinge.
The idea is similar to Microsoft’s First Android Smartphone Surface Duo the company’s very first Android phone expected to go live soon. The Surface Duo uses two different displays that are connected with a hinge (Microsoft is a master of hinges, and the Surface Book is living proof in this regard).
Prosser says that the foldable iPhone has rounded, stainless steel edges like the current iPhone 11 and no notch, but a “tiny forehead” on the outer display for Face ID. Though the iPhone features two separate displays connected by a hinge, Prosser claims that the panels look “fairly continuous and seamless.”
It’s not clear if the foldable iPhone will ever move out of a prototyping stage, but it doesn’t look like a foldable device is launching in the near future. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned at Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here