Foldable phones are quickly entering their golden age, with Samsung’s popular mobiles like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 getting joined by rivals from Huawei, Motorola, Xiaomi, Oppo, Honor and more, and it’s only a matter of time before Apple joins the crowd.
In the meantime, we’ve seen the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, and other foldable phones. But have had no further clues as to what form Apple’s supposed foldable phone could take for some time.
The iPhone Flip could be Apple’s first foldable phone.
Yet Apple foldable phone patents, along with concept drawings from independent designers, suggest that Apple can really make its mark with the iPhone Flip/Fold.
How long Apple has been working on a foldable phone – which may end up being called the iPhone Flip, or maybe iPhone Fold depending on its form factor – is unclear, but the tech giant infamously keeps its projects under wraps until it’s ready to reveal them.
If the iPhone Flip doesn’t arrive until 2023, Apple will certainly be giving its rivals a head start on the foldable phone front. Samsung is now up to its third version of the Galaxy Z Fold and there’s a new Galaxy Z Flip, too — those phones have reportedly sold very well, and price could be a big reason; the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the first foldable phone to be available for less than $1,000.