Foldable iPhone could soon replace iPhone 12 Mini. Rumors claimed that consumers are not happy with how Apple makes its miniature smartphones.
A foldable iPhone could soon arrive and replace iPhone 12 Mini, as claimed by various rumors and speculations. They added that if the flexible smartphone is released, it would be quite different from the current miniature version of the high-end Apple device.
The iPhone 12 Mini was a dream phone for a very particular set of people who wanted a powerful yet compact smartphone. However, it is still not enough since many Apple consumers claimed that the current miniature smartphone. Because of this, some leaks claimed a foldable iPhone could arrive.
According to the latest iPhone survey, Apple’s iPhone 12 Mini has the lowest sales compared to other models of the latest lineup. It compromises only around 5% of the tech giant’s total income after the iPhone 12 was released. But, if Apple decided to release its foldable device, this could change since Samsung already showed that flexible smartphones are becoming a trend now.
New Flexible iPhone Could Arrive
If Apple is already working on the new foldable iPhone, experts and other smartphone critics explained that it would still take two to three years before it is actually launched by the tech giant developer. Since this is the case, you could still know its possible features.
According to various insiders and industry experts, there have been varying claims on when the foldable iPhone will launch. There have been rumors of the phone making its debut as early as next year. However, this would still depend on the issues that Apple could face during the development stages.
The most recent rumors originating after a recent set of videos deliver a foldable iPhone in clamshell style flipping form factor. There’s nothing officially known from Apple, but these convincing renders do generate interest in the iPhone Flip concept. However, the alleged device was still not confirmed during the recent Worldwide Developers Conference events.
Nonetheless, these are near-real representations of what the foldable iPhone might look like, if there is something of sorts in the works, are enticing. According to tipster Jon Prosser, Apple has tested both the book-like foldable device and a clamshell flip phone similar to the Galaxy Z Flip series.
On the other hand, Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the most reliable Apple analysts, claimed that the flexible Apple handset could roll out with a large 8-inch folding display. Delivering that size screen, which is even bigger than the 7.6-inch inner display of the new Galaxy Z Fold 3, is slightly unimaginable.
Before the flexible Apple handset became a concept, the tech giant developer has been through a set of options for such a technology. The first patent from the tech company in this space was published back in 2016. Apple proposed a patent application for a device with hinges that fold in half or in thirds. It also suggested a different spin to the foldable smartphones with a patent for self-healing skin.