Report: Foldable iPhone in the works


The news comes in a report from The Investor who has revealed that Apple and LG are developing a foldable display for a future smartphone. Citing The Bell, the media outlet reports that LG Display created a "task force" to develop a foldable OLED panel for the iPhone model. The bent portions may be flexed back and forth during use of device 10 (e.g., when device #10 is being opened and closed like a book) or may be placed in a permanent bent configuration (e.g., when an inactive portion of display is bent to accommodate mounting in a compact housing).

In other Apple news, CEO Timothy D. Cook sold 268,623 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, August 28th.

Still, the iPhone 8 matters, and investors are wise not to shrug off signs of softness. Samsung is expected to launch their flexible smartphone in 2018.

That's according to researchers at Piper Jaffray, which just published the fall results of its semiannual U.S. teen survey. Samsung's monopoly in producing iPhone parts has likely prompted Apple to explore possible cooperation with other suppliers like Sharp and Japan Display.

Pre-orders for the new iPhone will be available online on Friday October 27th 2017. Considering that this is a patent application, the timing of such a product to market is unknown at this time. About Making Comments on our Site: Patently Apple reserves the right to post, dismiss or edit any comments. Given the fact that the South Korean company has already been working for years on this project, this reasoning seems to be a little faulty, to say the least. According to a MacRumors report, only the iPad Pro lineup will feature support for FaceID, and the 'regular' iPad models will continue to feature Apple's Touch ID system for fingerprint scanning.

The Piper Jaffray report highlights that frugality with finding that overall teen spending dropped 4.4% year-over-year, video game spending inched downwards while food spending increased but still came in lower than clothing.

This '3D' sensor could be used to add people's faces into apps or games, or for facial recognition.

AT&T's disclosure also isn't great news for Samsung, which started selling a new phone in the third quarter, too.

No, we're not talking about the ears on either side of the "notch" at the top of the iPhone X's display, though those are indeed quite annoying as well.