Apple’s Bendy iPhone Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think
Apple are working on a bendable iPhone, and you'll get to put it to the test pretty soon.
Last year, the Cali tech giants submitted a patent application for a device with a flexible portion, and the Bank of America’s wealth management division, Merrill Lynch, has announced that Apple are working with partners in Asia on the ambitious design.
"We expect the iPhones [later this year] to be largely unchanged for the OLED versions although size changes have proved to be a catalyst in the past," analyst Wamsi Mohan told CNBC.
"Our checks also suggest that Apple is working with suppliers on a foldable phone for launch in 2020."
Other sources say that if development goes to plan, the phone will be available by 2021. You can read Apple’s full patent application here.
Though no concrete information on the technology has materialised yet, several of Apple’s rivals, including Lenovo and Samsung, have mulled over the concept and submitted their own patents.
For now, Apple will be focused on making a success of the range of models that are being released later this year, following the underwhelming sales of the iPhone X.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.
* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.