This is what Apple's foldable smartphone could look like
Unlike the adaptations from Samsung and Xiaomi which are expected to fold horizontally, Apple is seemingly developing a smartphone that can be folded vertically, much like the upcoming Motorola RAZR.
Looking at the front of the envisioned smartphone, it seems Apple is aiming for an almost entirely bezel-less design that sports no notch. When opened up, the device can be used just like any of Apple’s recent iPhone X-branded devices. However, there are a couple of options when it comes to folding.
If users wish to use just a smaller portion of the display, the smartphone can be folded outwards in half, giving them access to either the upper or lower area of the panel.
Alternatively, the smartphone can be folded inwards. This deactivates the display entirely and lets users easily store the device in their pockets.
Unlike most competitors which have now filed more detailed patents, Apple’s one is relatively simple and doesn’t provide any information in regards to the smartphone’s functionality. Nevertheless, these are details that will likely emerge over the course of the next year.
Elsewhere, the documentation doesn’t specify anything about the number of cameras on the rear either. With rumors of a triple-camera iPhone in 2019 gaining pace, though, it seems likely that any foldable offering from Apple will feature at least three cameras on the rear.