Rumors that Apple is working on a new folding iPhone are nothing new. I wrote about a report on Apple testing folding screen prototypes from Samsung from the Chinese-language site EDN back in November. However, when such reports come from Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, it’s worth a lot closer consideration.
Earlier this week, reports started circulating that Apple is testing out folding screen samples from Samsung for potential use in future products. This is certainly notable, since Apple already sources most of it’s OLED screens from them and because Samsung is putting so much R&D emphasis on folding screen tech. However, while some may see this as a sign that a folding iPhone is inevitable and coming soon, I just see it as business as usual at Apple.