It is still unclear whether Samsung on Huawei will be the first to deliver a foldable smartphone, yet more and more companies are willing to explore new design possibilities offered by flexible displays.
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IHS Markit also reported that 'Apple will follow a similar Microsoft concept to develop a foldable device running the iPad OS and equipped with Apple's A-series processors.' This is clearly referred to the foldable iPad.
However, UBS mentioned that "2021 is more likely" so let's just expect 5G iPhones next year and no more than that. Apple is supposedly working on the foldable technology for its devices and reports suggest that we might be able to see an Apple foldable device earliest by 2020. Case in point: today the company revealed it would be producing a limited amount of iOS 'Security Research Devices.' These appear to basically be iPhones with far deeper access than available to everyday users, including access to ssh, root shell, and 'advanced debug capabilities.' A jailbroken iPhone without having to do any jailbreaking.
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"Unless an Apple Genius or an Apple Authorized Service Provider authenticates a battery to the phone, that phone will never show its battery health and always report a vague, ominous problem", iFixit reports.
While the bank doesn't break down the exact findings of its study, it notes that more than a third of overall smartphone buyers expressed interest in foldables. This continued the long losing streak for smartphone shipments, which haven't increased on a year-over-year basis since the third quarter of 2017. Chinese smartphone users were the first to adopt smartphones with massive displays and they will likely follow suit in adopting foldable devices as well. The Galaxy Fold turned out to be a huge failure instead of the breakthrough gadget Samsung wanted it to be, and the Mate X was also postponed. Regardless, the Cupertino company remains one of the most demanded mobile phones in the market and now analysts feel that a major change may be coming in the next two years.
The Galaxy Fold will cost around $2,000, while the Mate X will be even more expensive than that.