Apple Inc. the American multinational corporation ranks at number one for their use of mobile phones. After Microsoft, they are the most capitalized market with $1285 billion market value. Iphones have never failed the market and have been seen improvising their products according to the trends. Earlier, they only used to sell black and white phones but after demand from the customers, they have launched products in more than 5 different colors.
i wish the galaxy flip was an iphone because i live for flip phones…. apple do that shit plz
— ୨♡୧ 恵美 ୨♡୧ (@lowcalemi) November 15, 2020
Next phone drop should be the iPhone FLiP. You’re welcome @Apple
— nice lady 300 (@teleportcity) November 19, 2020
I need Apple to make a flip iPhone so I can snap it down after every phone call like the bad bitch I was at 11 years old with my Motorola
— Harri 🦋 (@imjustharri) November 16, 2020
Recently, there have been reports that the company is working on their first foldable phone called iPhone Flip and is likely to launch in 2022. They are working on flexible displays but Apple is not someone who works on the design of their product and launch new designs. Even if it’s likely to happen, the technology will be more advanced than it is today. Money.udn.com is a media agency in Taiwan who reported about the supply chain that Apple is working on. They said that Apple has approached Taiwan for manufacturing. New Nikko will be their prominent supplier and Hon Hai will be assembling the handset.
Why is it going to be difficult for Apple to work on the new flip phone?
When we talk about foldable handsets, it is not that easy. It will have to undergo several testing before its release. As a result, it will only be launched after proper research has been done on its development. Samsung launched its foldable handset on 20th February 2019 and has received mixed reviews. Many criticized saying that the screen is not durable and can be damaged easily. Also, the display is at risk as there has been a gap due to a lack of proper design. The phone is also pricey and any kind of damage will lead to more spending from the consumer’s end. Samsung went on to report that they had sales of around 1 million handsets but later on denied and the launch was unsuccessful. Later on, after working more on it, they relaunched after which the sales increased and turned the failure into a success story. This is something that has inspired Apple to launch its foldable handset.
When will Apple launch the iPhone Flip?
A Chinese social media account revealed that Apple has placed a large order of Samsung foldable handsets. This means that they are working on it. William LaCourse, a professor who has studied glass science says that they are working on flexible glass. So, it should be ready in 12 months from now. Before Apple launches iPhone Flip, we can expect LG to come up with theirs as they have been working on it for a few months. iPhone 12 new series are in pipeline, so we can’t speculate on when we can see the new flip but many sources have said that it’s likely to launch in 2022. This might be one of the biggest risks for Apple as they have never changed their design since the beginning. They have only been seen working on giving the best software versions to the people. We will have to wait at least 2 more years to find out what Apple has in store for us.