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Steve Wozniak really wants Apple to make a foldable iPhone

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak doesn’t want to wait for a foldable iPhone.

tech Updated: Feb 27, 2019 15:18 IST
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Samsung senior vice president of product marketing Justin Denison speaks on stage about the new foldable phone during the Samsung Unpacked product launch event in San Francisco, California on February 20, 2019.
Samsung senior vice president of product marketing Justin Denison speaks on stage about the new foldable phone during the Samsung Unpacked product launch event in San Francisco, California on February 20, 2019.(AFP)
         

MWC 2019 headlined with foldable phones as the highlights of the mobile show. Tech giants like Samsung and Huawei showed off its latest innovations in the foldable department. Apple is still far behind this technology, but its co-founder Steve Wozniak really wants a folding iPhone.

‘Apple has been a leader for quite a long time in a few areas such as touch ID, facial ID, and easy payment with the phone,” Wozniak said in a Bloomberg TV interview. ‘They’re not the leader in areas like the folding phone, and that worries me because I really want a folding phone.’

Apple recently filed a patent for a flexible display which appears to be an update of its 2016 patent. This updated patent comes with details explaining the hinge of the purported foldable phone. According to the patent images, the device folds in between much like the foldable phones launched recently. However, we won’t be seeing a foldable iPhone until 2020 or even 2021.

Apple’s rivals in the tech industry like Samsung and Huawei have already paved way for foldable phones with 5G support. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold opens up into a tablet with a large 7.3-inch screen. It also has a small 4.6-inch cover display. Galaxy Fold carries a hefty price tag of almost $2,000. Huawei on the other hand with it’s Mate X offers three displays on its foldable phone. Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, the Huawei Mate X features a borderless design with no notch or punch-hole camera.

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First Published: Feb 27, 2019 10:53 IST

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