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Foldable iPhone: what is Apple waiting for?

Although there are several projects that, more or less supposedly, Apple has in the pipeline, without a doubt that of a folding iPhone is the most anticipated and, potentially, the one with the most potential customers in the market. It is true that other projects, such as the expected Apple Car or, closer in time, the augmented reality and virtual reality viewers sound very interesting, but when it comes down to it, as soon as we stop to think about it, it turns out Obviously there are more people willing (a priori) to pay for a folding iPhone than for a car that, make no mistake, will be very expensive.

However, and while we see how other manufacturers are taking steps in this regard, with Samsung leading this trend, Apple stays under the radar And, although we have already heard multiple leaks about the supposed advances in the folding iPhone, at the moment there is no certainty, and while some rumors suggest that its arrival is closer than far, others sell it as a long-term plan. Some speak of a design like the Fold3, others a design like the Flip3 … well, at the moment there is absolutely nothing clear. Not even if it will finally materialize.

So, any rumors or leaks about it We must take it with a pinch more skepticism than we normally apply to this type of communication. However, there are some points that are interesting and that, therefore, are worth contemplating to try or find out what Apple is working on, or the reasons why we can expect that its arrival will occur sooner or later.

And in this regard, Apple analyst Dylandkt has published various messages on Twitter in which he tells us what the current situation of Apple would be with respect to the foldable iPhone, and according to his words, we can deduce that the wait can be long, and even that the project, which would be active, could be canceled if the company is not clear about it, which on the other hand would be the reason why we are still waiting.

According to this information, Apple would have been carrying out various technical tests for some time, and the doubts of those from Cupertino have nothing to do with technology, an aspect that they probably already trust, no. The real key that would explain the “delay” (and I enclose it because, in reality, there has never been a date, at least public, for its launch) of the foldable iPhone is due to Apple’s lack of confidence in the foldable smartphone market.

If this point is confirmed, if it were true, I have to say that it surprises me, it seems to me a particularly conservative position by Apple. I’m not saying I don’t understand it, of course. As a company that owes itself to its shareholders, taking a step as risky as this, especially after the sales fiasco of the iPhone 12 Mini, does not seem like a particularly sensible position. In this context, taking risks with a product like the foldable iPhone could be insane.

However, we must not lose sight of the fact that we are talking about Apple, a company that has always wanted to stand out for being innovative, something that we already saw at the time with the iPod, then with the iPhone, later with the iPad … not to mention its classics such as the Apple 1 or the original 1984 Macintosh. The folding iPhone would be a further step in this direction and In this case, the reason for the delay should be the search for an innovative proposal, not the adoption of a conservative profile in this regard.

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