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A folding iPhone is not right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean that Apple is going to let their competition have all the limelight. There has been a lot of conjecture about will they or won’t they make their own entry in the newest tech competition this week, and now we have a new patent showing that the company is still thinking about and working on this new product category.
Samsung and Huawei both announced foldable smartphones last week and the tech word as been abuzz ever since. Beyond how these two early gen one offerings stack up against each other, one of the biggest topics since has been if or when Apple will enter the fray.
The tech press is going to spin-cycle this thing to death, but it doesn’t matter. All the hand-wringing over Apple getting left behind or their lack of innovation isn’t going to change the playbook that has made them one of the wealthiest companies in the world. They aren’t going to be coming out with a new foldable phone this year, no matter what anyone says. Next year? Maybe. You can probably put money on it by 2021.