Apple doesnt give up and tests several foldable iPhone models

Foldable iPhone closer thanks to Apple’s ultra-thin OLED panels

Apple has taken another step towards a foldable iPhone. This is what the Korean website The Elec announces. The American company has reportedly begun producing its own flexible OLED panels.

According to the website’s sources, Apple is taking the same approach as Samsung in this area. Thus, the OLED panel is not only thinner, but also no longer needs a polarized layer.

Foldable iPhone step closer

After four years, it’s clear: the foldable smartphone is here to stay. In the past few years, the concept has developed into a full-fledged product and more and more companies are stepping in. The rumor that Apple is working on a foldable iPhone has been going around for ages and, thanks in part to this new development, it certainly won’t be toned down either.

Samsung went through a similar development for the Galaxy Fold. The South Korean company also began working on a way to make its OLED panels thinner. Just as Apple is now reportedly doing. How the American company manages to remove the polarized layer without losing visibility is not clear. Samsung got it done by replacing the layer with a color filter that was pasted directly onto the TFE layer.

The development could mean that Apple is simply looking for a way to make smartphones thinner. With such technology in place, making a screen made up of this type of panel practically flexible already, it would be a shame not to take the next step.


Is The Elec a reliable source?

The Elec is a South Korean website with an incredibly good reputation when it comes to suppliers. Information that the company puts out on the subject is generally accurate, although its reporting on Apple is a little less accurate. Given that this story falls exactly in between, it is smart to take it with a grain of salt.

Not until 2025

Several developments seem to indicate that the foldable iPhone is really coming. However, this does not mean that you will soon be walking around with such a device. DSCC (Display Supply Chain Consultants) CEO Ross Young, for example, previously stated that he did not expect such a device until 2025.

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