APPLE iPhone Flip: Everything we know about Apple’s foldable phone plans

An iPhone 12 Flip likely isn't happening, but Apple could have a Galaxy Fold alternative in the works

iphone 12 Flip
iphone 12 Flip

TomsGuide: While there are no rumors to suggest we’ll get a iPhone 12 Flip this year, there’s no doubt Apple is researching flexible displays and will eventually launch a handset with one.

By Adam Ismail 

The questions, of course, are when we’ll see it, and what it’ll look like. Patents and concepts from independent designers give us clues, but ultimately, Apple is not a company known for taking design risks. By the time it does release a foldable phone, you can be sure the technology will be more established than it is today.

So what do we know about Apple’s foldable phone plans? We’ve compiled the latest reports and concepts in this guide. Overtime, we hope to gain a clearer picture of what is sure to be the most revolutionary iPhone yet when it finally does see the light of day.

When will Apple launch a foldable iPhone?

The next iPhones in the pipeline are part of the iPhone 12 series, and we have a pretty solid idea of how these devices are going to shake out. We expect iPhone 12 models at 5.4- and 6.1-inch sizes alongside iPhone 12 Pro devices at 6.1-and 6.7 inches. The Pro models will likely feature triple-lens rear cameras with LiDAR sensors, potentially 120Hz Pro Motion displays and faster 5G connectivity, thanks to millimeter-wave support.

The iPhone 12 will launch in September or perhaps October, with delays of a few weeks due to setbacks in production stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. But after that, Apple’s next move is anyone’s guess.

Now, chances are if Apple’ was planning to introduce a foldable phone in 2021, we would have heard some indication by now. Back in 2018, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst stated that Apple was preparing a foldable phone for 2020, though the last two years have transpired with seemingly no movement on that claim.

Given how quiet the iPhone rumor mill has been on the foldable front, we’re likely at least two years away from Apple joining the ranks of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and upcoming Galaxy Fold 2. In fact, LG may even release a foldable and/or rollable device before Apple does. More

By Adam Ismail