With varying degrees of intensity and frequency, rumors appear on the network that Apple is preparing a foldable smartphone. The well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo spoke on the subject of this device. He spoke about future foldable iPhones and the displays that could be installed.
According to him, the company is testing E-Ink electronic color panels, which can later be used in the company’s foldable iPhone. The iPhone is most likely being discussed, as it should be the answer for smartphones with flexible displays from Samsung. These color E-Ink displays will be mounted on the outside of the phone by analogy as in the Galaxy Z Flip.
These E-Ink panels are chosen for their energy efficiency and long battery life. This is an option for Always on Display to display only the most important and minimal information. Apple is still testing E-Ink at this time and has not found a solution to the problem with their installation.
E-INK ON IPHONE Is THAT EVEN AVAILABLE?
If the company decides to keep it, we’ll see a folding iPhone with that in 2023. Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), analyst Ross Young stated that a folded iPhone is unlikely until 2025. The company’s slowness may be due to a desire to wait for flexible display technology to mature.
Rumors have repeatedly attributed Apple the release of iPhone with a USB-C connector and now these data have been confirmed by Bloomberg. According to Bloomberg, people familiar with the situation reported that Apple has begun testing iPhones with USB C. Apple is also working to develop an adapter that will let you use Lightning accessories from the past, with new iPhones with USB-C ports. iPhones that have a USB-C port must wait; such models won’t be available until 2023. The iPhone 14 will continue to have a Lightning connector.
Switching the iPhone to a USB-C connector looks logical; not only in terms of compliance with the requirements of the European regulator; but also in terms of compatibility within the Apple proprietary ecosystem. iPhones, Mac laptops, and iPads already have USB-C connectivity. Apple device owners now have to manage multiple cables and chargers. Even though Apple is known for its simplicity, all this makes it difficult to interact with their products. Users will find it much simpler to switch from the iPhone to USB C.