Many phone manufacturers like Huawei, Samsung and Motorola have already released several models of smartphones equipped with folding screens. It is known that other manufacturers are also working in this direction.
Of course, Apple is on the list of companies that are experimenting with folding screens. Back in June it was reported that the iPhone prototype with a folding display actually has two separate displays with a very narrow hinge part.
Now it is reported that Apple has made some progress and is working on a new prototype, which received the bending screen. It is reported that Apple has placed a large order for supplies of Samsung Display, which will provide test samples for at least a year. Sources say that after the initial testing supplied Samsung samples Apple began testing the prototype iPhone with a similar screen.
Samsung Display for many years is a key supplier of OLED-panels for smartphones iPhone. At the same time, Samsung Display is the leading player in the market for folding displays, the company hopes to dominate the new market, increasing its production capacity to 10 million bending displays a year.
Some sources believe that the folding iPhone can be launched next year, but do not forget that Apple is not peculiar to rush, especially when it comes to innovations in smartphones.