Reports of Apple’s flip iPhone continue to make headlines, and today’s report puts it in perspective with the company’s iPad. In the new report, MyDrivers suggests that Apple could eventually replace the iPad mini with a foldable iPhone, which will offer pen input.
Last week’s report brought the possibility that Apple’s foldable iPhone could bring pen support – though it’s not clear if it’s the current Apple Pencil or something new. The screen will be between 7.3 and 7.6 inches, but with a very high aspect ratio. MyDrivers the report indicates the release date of Apple’s foldable device for September 2022 – which will reportedly contain a folding shell factor – but last week’s report from EqualOcean proposed to move it to 2023.
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With such a high price difference, I personally don’t think Apple would replace the iPad mini with a foldable iPhone. Still, I believe that Apple may for some other reason gradually phase out the iPad Mini – maybe in a few years all iPads will have smaller frames, and a larger iPad will have the same track as the current 5th generation iPad Mini. Who knows? – We’re just guessing.
Rumors of Apple’s development of the foldable iPhone have been swirling for years. With the first Galaxy Fold, Samsung showed us how difficult it is to produce and place such a device on the market. Although the first wave of Galaxy Fold customers has revealed the flaws and shortcomings of the product, Apple usually needs time to perfect new technologies like this – the company in the past observes and learns from the mistakes of other OEMs before introducing new technology into its products.