Apple's possible future foldable cell phone would have a screen similar to the iPad Mini and would be compatible with Apple Pencil
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Foldable phones are being an experiment that quite a few companies are carrying out, and some like Samsung or Huawei are doing an outstanding job in this regard. Currently, they are the most polished options on the market if you are looking for a smartphone with these features. Apple, however, has not yet launched any foldable mobile, nor has it presented one.
Apple’s foldable mobile would arrive in 2023, as Apple still has work to do to make the device fit to launch. Although, against all odds, it could be even cheaper than the alternatives from Samsung and Huawei, with a price of around 1,500 euros.
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So far, the concept and the lines that the US company was going to follow when designing the foldable iPhone were unknown, but now, the leaker Ming-Chi Kuo, through MacRumors has revealed that Apple’s device would feature a screen that would be around 7.5 and 8 inches, a pretty decent size, similar to the screen of an iPad Mini.
This screen size would imply that Apple is betting on a foldable mobile concept similar to that of Samsung with the Galaxy Z Fold and Huawei with the Mate X, as the smartphone would adopt the size of a small tablet when unfolded. Apple would not use foldable technology to save space with contained screen size, as is the case with the Motorola RAZR 2019 or the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.
This device would have many possibilities thanks to Apple’s software, which could get a lot out of this format. The company could implement some of the most interesting features of iPad OS on this smartphone such as real-time multitasking or the main screen interface that Apple tablets have. They could even add support for the Apple Pencil.
The viability of this project depends on the US company solving some common problems in this type of device, so it is not yet completely certain that in 2023 it will present its folding mobile. Although, if all goes well, it should be.
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