A new report from a Taiwanese publication claims that at least two foldable iPhone prototypes have passed Apple’s internal durability tests. The tests of the hinge system of the folding iPhones were conducted at a Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China.
Barring Apple, almost every other major smartphone OEM has jumped on the foldable device bandwagon. While there have been rumors of Apple working on a foldable iPhone, nothing concrete about its existence or launch has leaked so far. Now, a new DigiTimes report claims that Apple will “step into the foldable smartphone sector in 2022.”
Thought Apple went overboard by removing the power adapter from the iPhone 12 box? Well, the company could be looking to remove the bundled Lightning cable from the retail packaging of future iPhones as well.
Previously it was rumored that Apple is working on periscope lenses for upcoming iPhones. A new report corroborates the same and claims Apple is indeed working on a 10x optical zoom module. Most interestingly, the thickness of the iPhone is expected to be the same as before.
Apple has seemingly sent its manufacturing partner Foxconn with foldable iPhones for testing purposes. The report also claims that Apple is looking to launch its first foldable iPhone in September 2022.
There have not really been many rumors about Apple’s “foldable” iPhone. While some Android OEMs have already released or teased their folding device, Apple has not really done anything similar. Leaker @jon_prosser has now shed some details on Apple’s foldable iPhone which “isn’t really a foldable.”
By law, Apple needs to register its upcoming and unreleased products with the Eurasian Economic Database ahead of their launch. This time around, the company has registered nine new iPhone models and one Mac with the EEC database.
There have been rumors of Apple working on a portless iPhone, one that would not even feature a Lightning connector. As per Jon Prosser, Apple is planning on launching one portless iPhone next year. And if you were hoping that the company would make the switch to USB-C connector on its iPhone Pro lineup this year, be prepared to be disappointed.
A new report claims that Apple intends to launching 5G iPhones with under-display fingerprint scanner later this year. Apple is seemingly working with Qualcomm, GIS, and BOE for the under-display scanner.
A new leak from an anonymous Twitter account has revealed quite a bit of information about plenty of upcoming Apple products. It claims that Apple could launch a gaming controller by 2021 as Apple Arcade would become an important service for the company in the future.