As rumours continue to swirl about a foldable iPhone, an artist has shared a concept of what the phone could potentially look like.
Although rumours of Apple working on a folding iPhone have been swirling for years, they’ve gained a fair bit of steam over the past few months as credible reports have begun to reveal that Apple is now in the process of actually testing and prototyping several possible designs.
Now, a new concept created by 3D Designer and video editor Ran Avni, 3D Designer and video editor imagines an iPhone 12 Pro-like design that can fold out to become what is essentially two side-by-side iPhones. In this concept, the foldable comes from behind and to the left, but also allows you to fold it completely shut.
Simply named the “iPhone Fold,” the 3D phone presents a pretty insane vision of something that could well be in Apple’s future.
The display in this concept measures 6.3 inches when folded back and 8 inches when completely unfolded. The concept also features a new all-screen Touch ID functionality, a new Face ID module, a new camera system with a “LiDAR 2” sensor, the “A15 Bionic” 5nm chip, an under-display camera, four surround sound speakers. The concept shows 5 different colour options.
Apple has several patents that relate to foldable smartphones. Last year, a patent application from Apple detailed how a manufacturer could prevent damage when the screen is repeatedly folded and unfolded. Meanwhile, recent supply chain reports have suggested that Samsung will supply Apple with foldable displays.