Apple engineers are working flat out on the next iPhone versions.
According to a media report, the company has two big surprises in the pipeline.
* had to postpone the launch of the
due to the corona pandemic
This year a
popular feature could make
its comeback on the top models.
In the medium term, the Californians are even working on a
Munich - The new
has received top marks from bloggers and tech sites around the world.
In addition to the design and the improved battery life, the flagship of the group shines above all with a top camera.
But the Californians have long been working on future models.
One innovation in particular could cause a sensation.
According to a report by the news agency
Cupertino-based company is working
on a folding
The development is still in the early stages, they say.
A decision on a market launch has not yet been made.
is initially concentrating
on the development of a foldable display.
Functional prototypes of the
with a folding display do not yet exist, Bloomberg writes, citing an Apple employee who is not named.
It could therefore take some time until a possible market launch.
Apple: possible folding iPhone electrifies the industry
Recently there had been repeated speculations * about a possible entry by
into the market for foldable smartphones.
The South Korean tech giant and Apple partner
had already made
a first attempt
in 2019 with the
However, immediately after the start, users complained of broken displays and problems with the folding mechanism.
The group had to postpone the market launch at short notice.
A good year ago, Samsung made
a new attempt
Galaxy Z Flip
Competitors such as
are now starting with similar devices.
Samsung is one of
According to Bloomberg,
discussing different display sizes when developing a prototype, including a 6.7-inch version.
That would correspond to the current top model iPhone 12 Pro Max, but with half the space required in the trouser pocket.
Apple: Is a popular feature making its comeback in the iPhone 13?
The main focus is currently on the development of the next iPhone generation.
traditionally presents the latest version of its flagship in September, but had to postpone the date last year due to the corona pandemic.
any major changes
in the design of the
However, the fingerprint sensor, which has since been abolished, could possibly celebrate its comeback in the iPhone in the fall, reports Bloomberg.
had relied on finger recognition sensors to unlock its devices.
However, since 2017 the company has replaced the feature in its new top versions of the iPhone with facial recognition.
However, because of the corona masks that are now common around the world, the technology has proven to be less user-friendly.
Finger recognition could now also be back on board in the top models.
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