Foldable clamshell iPhone, not before 2026 with a preview of the foldable iPad?

Latest news from behind the scenes at Apple, with two foldable iPhones in development, and a foldable iPad arriving beforehand.

The rumors follow one another and are similar, each time giving more credibility to the secrets that tech companies try to keep as best they can. Case of the day, the foldable screen iPhone in development at Apple, or rather iPhones since at least two prototypes are currently being tested if we are to believe the indiscretions collected by the site The Information.

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These two models are Galaxy Z Flip-style flip mobiles, still in their initial development phases and which are not part of the release schedules production 2024, nor 2025. The foldable iPhone will therefore not be released before 2026, at best. The foldable iPhone project was apparently ordered in 2018 by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, and technical challenges still need to be overcome for the device to meet the company's standards. Apple therefore wants this model to be no thicker than current iPhones... in folded mode! We therefore expect a very thin mobile when it is unfolded (half as thin as a normal iPhone), but we will have to wait for battery and screen technologies to evolve to make this desire possible.

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At the same time, Apple is also working on a foldable iPad, the size of an iPad Mini, with an 8'' screen (20.32 cm). There are no thickness constraints here, as the user is not expected to carry their tablet everywhere with them. However, Apple is actively working to eliminate the visible crease in the center of the screen, and achieve a flat crease with no visible area between the two halves. The company is reportedly actively working with Samsung and LG on this device's screen.