The supposed iPhone Flip has long been rumored, however we have not heard much from what might be internal considerations previously. From the noises of the report, Apple has actually been playing with several collapsible screen sizes, most of which are unspecified aside from one that unfolds to a comparable size as the iPhone 12 Pro Maxs 6.7-inch display screen.
To put it simply, that specific style sounds more like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, a clamshell collapsible that broadened to the size of a common smartphone … and folded up to a compact type two times as thick with half the footprint..
The iPhone Flip or foldable, whatever it ends up being, might not be at all: the testing may never result in a device launched on the market, the report recommends. Even if it does, its not likely to totally replace the primary iPhone line..
Apple may lastly be working on a collapsible iPhone, according to Bloomberg, which has reported that the company has apparently developed folding screen models to check internally. However it doesnt seem like Apple has actually finalized the design– an iPhone Flip may be coming, but may still be years away..
The reason is obvious: after a year using masks obstructing Face ID authentication, iPhone owners would likely be relieved to have a quicker method to gain access to phones than wait for facial authentication to stop working enough time to get in a passcode. This would be a significant departure from iPhone flagship dogma, which has exclusively relied on Face ID considering that the iPhone X was launched in November 2017..
The iPhone 13 could load a various enhancement: dropping the Lightning port entirely, leaving the phones reliant on wireless MagSafe tech to recharge, per the report. This would be a curious move, and a frustrating one for consumers hoping to see the iPhone fully switch to USB-C, as the iPad Pro line did years ago..
Via XDA Developers.
What could change in the iPhone 13?
So whats coming in the next iPhone, tentatively known as the iPhone 13? Not much is anticipated to alter from last years iPhone 12, according to the Bloomberg report, though one improvement might be the addition of an in-screen fingerprint sensing unit.