According to reports, Apple has ordered a “large number” of foldable screens from Samsung.
Foldable phones are widely considered to be the next big thing in mobile devices, opening up any number of possibilities and potentially blurring the lines between phone and tablet. There have been a number of high-profile entries in the field, including some equally high-profile flops.
One of the most recent foldable devices is the Microsoft Surface Duo. Unlike other phones that feature a foldable screen, the Duo has two screens joined by a hinge. While not as cutting edge, it avoids the problems that have plagued other devices.
Many have been eagerly waiting for Apple to release a foldable iPhone, as the company has a reputation for perfecting ideas other companies have struggled with. Microsoft famously was the first company to introduce and mass market a tablet device, before Apple perfected it with the iPad.
If reports are to be believed, it appears Apple may be close to doing the same thing with foldable devices, as it has ordered a “large number” of foldable display samples, according to MacRumors.