Apple could be the last major phone manufacturer to bring two key features to the marketplace
by Alan Friedman / Mar 10, 2019, 5:11 PM
Next month, Samsung will release the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and the foldable Huawei Mate X will arrive this summer. We also expect to see foldables arrive this year from some other firms as well, with the Motorola RAZR foldable garnering plenty of attention. Other Android manufacturers like Oppo and TCL have thrown their hats into the ring, increasing pressure on Apple to deliver a foldable iPhone.
Apple will be the last of the major phone manufacturers to release a foldable phone; a timeline created by the research firm suggests that this device will be unveiled in late 2020. Now, Digitimes cites industry sources who are telling them that Samsung Display has sent Apple and Google samples of a flexible 7.2-inch panel. This is a tenth of an inch smaller than the 7.3-inch panel that is employed on the Galaxy Fold.Back in December, Korean research firm CGS-CIMB said that
While we haven't heard a peep about a foldable Pixel, we certainly have seen patents related to a foldable iPhone. There are indications that Apple's entry in the foldable phone sweepstakes will fold vertically, like the upcoming Motorola RAZR is expected to.
Apple could also be one of the last major phone manufacturers to launch a 5G phone. While many of its Android producing rivals, including Samsung, Huawei, LG, Motorola and Oppo will have phones supporting the next-generation wireless connectivity in the marketplace this year, the first 5G iPhone most likely won't launch until next year.
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I doubt these screens will last 2 years. Not even counting when burn in comes to the party. I do not wanna know the price to replace this kind of screen. In my country a screen from Samsung S series costs more than $400 to be changed.
posted on Mar 10, 2019, 5:17 PM 2
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Apple doesn't need to to jump on the foldable phone hype, and that's all it is. Foldable phones will be a flash in the pan with no much profits to return. They're better off using their resources updating the design of their current iphones and ipads. As far as 5G goes, they don't need to jump into that right away either since it won't be fully deployed until around 2020 anyways. All the other manufacturers are rushing to say they had it first. This is coming from a Pixel user
posted on Mar 10, 2019, 6:57 PM 4
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When foldable phone technology evolves to using flexible glass and batteries, Apple will then be forced to follow the trend, just a matter of time. The only ugly scenario is that Apple will then be begging for flexible OLEDs from the big guys.
posted on Mar 10, 2019, 10:16 PM 4
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Don't care if my phone has 5G or not. Already get over 100 Mbps on LTE. So on 5G my app will update in 2 seconds instead of 5? Can't wait
posted on Mar 10, 2019, 7:03 PM 0
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Stable network and proper date management?
posted on Mar 10, 2019, 7:44 PM 2
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I mean if I was Timmy I would milk it all the way to the bank ... keep giving them a small iteration and then announce two years later the "The Most Magical iPhone is here" except it did everything the others did but now has 5G.
posted on Mar 10, 2019, 8:20 PM 1
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