The smartphone manufacturing companies have already begun to introduce the first folding or flexible devices on the market, and although brands like Samsung have not had much success with their Galaxy Fold, Apple has also wanted to get in the car.
The truth is that the first foldable smartphones have made one thing clear: current technology is not yet ready for devices of this type. They give many problems, do not work correctly and do not give the feeling of being a high-end smartphone. Not to mention its price, which in most cases is exorbitant.
Be that as it may, from CNBC they point out that Apple is already planning the development of a folding device for 2021, with enough room for improvement. And it won’t be an iPhone, it will be an iPad. Although this product is also likely to receive a new name.
The first folding iPad will arrive in 2021
UBS analysts say that Apple is working on the technology necessary to develop a folding device. This terminal could arrive in 2020, but they believe that it is most likely to be delayed until 2021. But the folding iPad will not arrive alone, then the firm will work on a folding iPhone.
However, they point out that Samsung will lead the folding smartphone sector. Likewise, analysts have conducted a survey and the results show that consumers have a very high interest in these types of products despite their high price. So much so, that they would be willing to pay $ 600 for a folding iPhone.
“THIS SUGGESTS THAT THE INDUSTRY WILL NEED TO WORK TO REDUCE THE COSTS OF FOLDING MOBILE DEVICES TO SUCCEED AS A PRODUCT CATEGORY.”
Finally, UBS analysts added that one of the most “receptive” regions in relation to folding and flexible devices is China, where users have a high adoption by smartphones with gigantic screens. What do you think about folding smartphones and tablets?