It is reported that Apple is working on a folding iPhone that will be launched within two years, a Wall Street firm said today. Bank of America Merrill Lynch says Apple is working with Asian partners to make a new iPhone design, as reported by CNBC.
Senior analyst Wamsi Mohan wrote a note to clients today after meeting several Apple suppliers in Asia. "We hope iPhones this fall will not change much for the OLED versions, although size changes have proven to be a catalyst in the past," Mohan wrote, "Our controls also suggest that Apple is working with providers on a phone. foldable (which could potentially double as a tablet) for launch in 2020. "
A Korean media outlet reported last October that Apple was joining LG, but that report cited only anonymous sources in the industry. He said that Apple would request folding OLED panels that could start production in 2020. We have contacted Apple to comment.
Samsung and Lenovo have already demonstrated phones with folding screens, but none has launched a device of this type in the market. Given the patents and demonstrations that exist, it seems that folding screens could be the next form factor.