There have been several reports in the past couple of years hinting at a dramatically redesigned iPhone, including a “foldable” option that could potentially double up as a tablet. In fact, a patent filing from last year pretty much confirmed that a foldable iPhone is something Apple is seriously working in.
Today, reliable Apple leaker Jon Prosser has claimed in a Tweet that the current prototype of Apple’s “foldable iPhone” has two display panels instead of a screen that covers a hinge, much like Microsoft Surface Duo which the company has announced but hasn’t shipped.
Apple’s “foldable” iPhone isn’t really a foldable. 🧐
The current prototype has two separate display panels on a hinge.
Round, stainless steel edges like current iPhone 11 design.
No notch — tiny forehead on outter display that houses Face ID.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser)
Prosser continues that while it features round, stainless steel edges like the current iPhone 11 design, it doesn’t have a notch. Moreover, when the device is open, it “looks fairly continuous and seamless.”
Beyond the fact that Apple’s “foldable iPhone” will be a dual-display device, we currently don’t know how different it will be from the existing iPhones in terms of features and functionality.