Foxconn is testing the foldable iPhone
Foxconn is testing the foldable iPhone

The Chinese supply chain reported that assembly partner (Foxconn) Foxconn is currently testing a foldable iPhone for Apple devices. These devices may ship in September 2022.

The report supports a recent statement that Apple ordered a foldable iPhone screen from Samsung, and the new report says Foxconn is testing the device.

According to reports, the test is primarily aimed at using OLEDs or micro-LEDs, and its choice will influence how the final device is produced.

According to a report in the Chinese newspaper United Daily News, Apple is asking Foxconn to test screens and connectors, which are the foldable parts of the foldable iPhone.

These connections are said to come from multiple vendors, but Foxconn is responsible for the final assembly.

Apple is asking the Taiwanese supply chain to send samples for testing, including Foxconn and Japan, the two partners Apple relies on for its first foldable iPhone.

Nippon has already indicated that face hinges must bear more flexibility than laptop hinges, so reliability is very important.

The stringent requirements for a foldable iPhone can be reasonable as the device can be opened and folded more times a day compared to a MacBook.

It has been reported that the foldable iPhone could last for several years, but according to anonymous supply chain information, the US news agency is expected to launch the first foldable iPhone from September 2022, according to Apple.

The newspaper said: The folding test of regular laptops will require opening and closing them from 20 to 30 thousand times, while Foxconn will conduct more than 100 thousand opening and closing tests for the iPhone foldable.

This new report doesn't provide detailed information on the iPhone's foldable design. The source says: Evolution is constantly changing.

Renowned leaker (John Prosser) Jon Prosser (Jon Prosser) recently said: The foldable iPhone will be a two-screen device, similar to the Microsoft Surface Duo.

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