Gurman: iPhone Fold still ‘two or three years’ away

Antonio De Rosa

The rumor: Apple is actively working on a foldable iPhone, but it won’t be coming anytime soon, according to Mark Gurman (89.1% accurate, via Power On).

  • On the topic of an iPhone that folds, “I think Apple will eventually do it, but it’ll be at least two or three years. I reported earlier this year that Apple has prototyped foldable iPhones, and personally, I think an iPhone with a giant, unfolding 7- or 8-inch screen would be the perfect device for me and a lot of other people” Gurman says
  • Numerous sources have suggested that this ‘iPhone Fold’ is in the works, but have also indicated that it is some time away still

Our take: I’m still not sold on foldable phones as I’ve yet to be impressed by anything I’ve seen on the market so far. Broadly, I think they’re a gimmick for people that are bored of the traditional smartphone design—and while I get that—it’s not for me. I think Apple will have to come up with a killer design and feature set to make something like this gain mass appeal.