Munyaradzi Nigel Muchenje

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According to a Chinese report, Apple Has Sent Folding iPhones to Foxconn for Testing

A new Chinese report claims that Apple has begun sending foldable iPhones to assembly partner Foxconn for testing purposes. Economic Daily News says the testing involves evaluating the use of OLED or Micro-LED display technology because the choice of either screen will affect the subsequent assembly methods.

It has been said Apple had asked Foxconn to evaluate the bearings of the devices which are the folding components with over 100,000 tests of opening and closing. The same report notes that similar tests for regular laptops require them to be opened and closed between 20,000 and 30,000 times.

The report does not offer more but notes that Samsung will provide the panel for the screen, which potentially corroborating rumours that Apple has ordered foldable display samples from the Korean company.

There have been a number of foldable phone patents including one which described a device with two separate displays that could be brought together to create a single bendable device with a hinge.