According to sources quoting an Israeli website, Apple’s foldable device will come with a price of around Rs. 1,11,600 for the 256GB storage variant and it is rumoured to support cellular connectivity.
Apple is reportedly working on its first foldable iPhone, which is said to be launched in 2022. According to Israeli website The Verifier, the foldable smartphone will sit between the company’s iPhone and iPad mini. In particular, last year, Apple’s patent claim for a foldable device with a different hinge mechanism was approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The latest report states that after the launch of the new foldable iPhone, the Cupertino-based tech giant may cease production of the iPad Mini.
The base effigy of the foldable iPhone will work with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. We know that Apple merchandise is one of the most expensive devices on the planet and this rumoured gadget will probably not be completely different. It has been reported that the foldable iPhone will cost $1,499 for the bottom mannequin, which is dear, but is a folding gadget that is about the normal price of all OEMs.
This is not the first time Apple is working on a foldable iPhone model. Past reports have suggested Apple to work on the device from early 2018. Currently, the foldable smartphone segment already has some notable devices from Samsung’s Galaxy Fold series.
Earlier this year, the South Korean smartphone maker unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip and later launched the second-generation Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G. Interestingly, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes with a price tag of Rs. 1,49,999 for the 256 GB variant – the same price as the Apple foldable device according to The Verifier.
Meanwhile, LG is also said to be launching its “rollable smartphone” in March 2021. The LG “Project B” smartphone states that its compact form features a regular smartphone-design; however, its alleged renders suggest that the phone can be extended from the edges, hence giving it a tablet-like shape. Apple’s newly launched iPhone 12 series smartphones including the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are currently available for pre-booking in India.