Let’s be honest: at least in the near future, the chances of Apple launching a foldable iPhone are close to zero. The technology is simply not ready for prime time yet, and the prototypes we’ve seen are little more than that – Samsung will have to (with pardon the pun) unfold to make the Galaxy Fold more than a marketing action, for example.
That said, it’s always fun to see designers putting the head to work with foldable iPhone concepts. The most recent, created by Antonio de Rosa, is no exception.
In the designer’s imagination, the so-called “IPhone X Fold” it would have a 6.6 inch screen when folded and 8.3 inches when opened (yes, bigger than the iPad mini). In both cases, the panels would be «Super Retina» with 514 pixels per inch, and iOS would have special adaptations to deal with the new paradigm – the idea of »pulling» a notification to the unfolded screen as the device is opened was fine cool.
Other interesting features would include a «laptop mode», in which part of the device would lie on the surface showing a keyboard, and the (already rumored) three cameras. It is also worth mentioning the very funny idea of detaching the device in a prism with a triangular base, which would allow the user to see his new acquisition as it came into the world, partially folded.
According to Rosa, the “iPhone X Fold” would start from $ 2,000. Would you buy?