One of the prototypes would fold vertically, with a clamshell format, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola’s Razr.
Apple is working on two prototypes of folding mobile phones, which have already passed the durability tests of Foxconn, the North American company’s main supplier, but would not be ready to hit the market this year.
The foldable phones Apple works to show different designs. One of them would fold vertically, with a clamshell format, similar to Motorola’s Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Razr.
The second model would have a book-like format, with two screens joined by a hinge, more similar to the Galaxy Fold, as reported in the Taiwanese medium Economic Daily News.
Its production would be in charge of Foxconn, Apple’s main supplier. Specifically, and according to the aforementioned media, the two folding models have already passed the durability tests of the casing – to check the strength of the hinge – in the folding machine.
The launch of these devices has not been shared, but in the Economic Daily News, they note that they would not reach consumers before 2022 or even 2023.