Apple isn't going to let Samsung be the only company developing phones with foldable displays. There's an analyst with Bank of America Merrill Lynch who believes the Cupertino-based company is also planning an iPhone that can be folded into a more compact state. It's the first time we've heard of such, but it shouldn't be surprising considering the future of the industry is likely to go in that direction.
Wamsi Mohan released a note to clients this week revealing that Apple is currently communicating its interest in foldable displays with suppliers. While the iPhone with a foldable display won't be ready immediately, the product could hit the market lot sooner than you might think.
Here's what the analyst said:
"Our checks also suggest that Apple is working with suppliers on a foldable phone (that potentially could double up as a tablet) for launch in 2020."
The iPhone with a foldable display could, and that's a strong "could," be ready in about two years. Apple is already asking suppliers to research and develop the necessary components to execute the technology.
Samsung, meanwhile, has acknowledged its working on the technology but will only release a consumer-ready product if everything aligns. Creating a foldable display is challenging, and there's still no clear desire from consumers for it. But we've seen Samsung develop technologies like curved edges and the Infinity display that have become mainstream.
In 2018, Apple will put its focus on a trio of new iPhone models. And who knows what the company has in development for next year. It is interesting, though, that the analyst is providing his notes based on information from suppliers rather than just his opinion.
With so much new technology in the pipeline, it's worth sharing that Bank of America Merrill Lynch upped its buy rating for Apple's stock.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Spray on schedule, thanks to these hose timers
Maybe you live in a drought zone and need to preserve every drop, or you're a traveler tired of coming home to forgotten garden beds and withered grass. Jet-setters and those living on arid land, rejoice: specifically made to automate your lawn and garden care, hose timers are the solution.