Reports of Apples folding iPhone keep making headlines and todays report puts it into perspective with the companys entry-level iPad. In a new report, MyDrivers suggests that Apple may eventually replace the iPad mini with a folding iPhone, such that will offer stylus input.
Last weeks report brought about the possibility that Apples folding iPhone may bring support for a stylus though it isnt clear if its the current Apple Pencil or something new. The display will be somewhere between 7.3 and 7.6-inches diagonally, but with a very tall aspect ratio. MyDrivers report points to a September 2022 release date for Apples folding device which will reportedly feature a clamshell form-factor but last weeks report from EqualOcean suggested it would be pushed back to 2023.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro MaxWith such a high cost difference, I personally dont think Apple would replace the iPad mini with a folding iPhone. I do, however, believe that Apple may phase out the iPad Mini for some other reason perhaps in a couple of years, all iPads will have smaller bezels and the larger iPad will have the same footprint as the current 5th generation iPad Mini. Who knows? were only speculating.
Rumors about Apples development of a folding iPhone have swirled for years now. With the first Galaxy Fold, Samsung showed us how difficult it is to manufacture and market such a device. While the Galaxy Folds first wave of customers revealed the products flaws and drawbacks, Apple normally takes time to refine new technologies like this – the company historically watches and learns from other OEMs mistakes before implementing the new technology into its products.
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