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A foldable iPhone? The major changes being planned for your phone

Nic McBride

Nic McBride
Jul 20, 2018


Apple are reportedly developing a foldable phone that could double as a tablet.

Yes, you read that right - foldable - and they could hit stores as soon as 2020, according to a top Wall Street firm.

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Rumours of the radically different iPhone design have ramped up after an article by CNBC.  

"We expect the iPhones this fall to be largely unchanged for the OLED versions although size changes have proved to be a catalyst in the past," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Wamsi Mohan said.

"Our checks also suggest that Apple is working with suppliers on a foldable phone (that potentially could double up as a tablet) for launch in 2020."

Mohan made the statement in a report after meeting several Apple suppliers in Asia.

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There has been a lot of speculation about foldable phones, with Lenovo and Samsung demonstrating concept devices with foldable screens.

Industry expert Daniel Ives told The Sun that a foldable iPhone was "on the white board" for 2020-2021.

The GBH Insights analyst said that there are lots of "technology issues that need to be worked out by Apple" first.

He also said that the device "will not replace the existing iPhone design", but will land as a supplementary model.

We'll just have to wait until 2020 to find out.