Apple said it is working on a foldable device larger than the iPhone


According to a report, Apple is working on the development of a foldable device that can be bigger than a smartphone. The alleged foldable device could come in the form of a notebook or tablet, reports DigiTimes citing Taiwan-based supply chain sources. The iPhone maker is said to be working on a folding device for at least half a decade and the company is expected to decide on the design of the device before starting manufacturing.

According to the report (via MacRumors), the Cupertino company is working on a “larger device” that could come in the form of the aforementioned device instead of a foldable iPhone. To do this, the company has reportedly tasked engineers from the Vision Pro team with the development of components including the hinge for the foldable device.

If Apple releases a foldable device in the coming years – reports say a launch is unlikely before 2025 – then it will likely compete with products from Samsung, Oppo, Google, Huawei and Xiaomi. These are some of the companies that already offer foldable devices that consumers can currently purchase.

Earlier this month, Chinese tipster 'Fixed Focus Digital' (translated from Chinese) claimed that Apple had suspended the development of a device with a foldable screen because screen tests did not yield satisfactory results, and the iPhone maker had purchased several competing foldable smartphones to destroy them, while in the process of “accelerating research and development”.

The report refutes this claim, stating that work on the foldable phone has not been suspended and that the company is working on more than one foldable device, with different departments assigned to develop each product. Is. Apple has not yet announced any plans to launch a foldable smartphone in the coming months or years.

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