Ben Geskin has taken to Twitter with a stunning new concept depicting a folding iPhone.
As per his Tweet, the concept depicts a folding iPhone, with support for Apple Pencil and an 8-inch ProMotion display. Whilst many thought that folding phones had been resigned to yesteryear, Apple rival Samsung is all in on its latest Samsung Galaxy Fold. Folding AMOLED displays don’t come cheap though, so buying one will set you back a cool $2000.
Apple has shown no signs of delving into the world of folding displays, so in the meantime, you can feast your eyes on this concept, which is eye-catching, to say the least.
Ben Geskin has shared many exciting concepts before, including his take on what a 2020 iPhone based on the form factor of Apple’s old iPhone 4 could look like.
Earlier this week, a new iPhone SE 2 concept also surfaced, based on Ming-Chi Kuo’s seemingly weekly predictions that Apple plans to launch a phone to take up the mantle of budget iPhone. That concept included a beautiful edge-to-edge display, no notch or Home Button, and of course, Midnight Green.
A reason to exist
Foldable phones seem to be quickly moving away from proof-of-concept devices that have no discernible reason to exist outside of a demonstration of next-generation technology. The Motorola Razr collapses into half size of a traditional smartphone, which solves the pocket problem. Microsoft appears to be positioning its Duo as a phone that has the dexterity to carry out desktop duties on a mobile.
Apple, too, needs to find its niche – and it doesn’t necessarily have to be different to what is already on offer. I think there’s a lot more to explore in terms of design and form factor. Finding new ways to shrink smartphones (science permitting) feels like the most natural avenue for Apple to go down. An even more compact clam-shell device would appeal to the iPhone SE crowd that never fully got on board with the larger displays, and, I suspect, those that reluctantly upgraded.
However Apple’s iPhone – or iPad – comes out, it’ll need a clear reason to exist outside of being the cool new gadget.