Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is eagerly waiting for Cupertino giant to launch a foldable iPhone, reports Bloomberg. According to Woz, although Apple has successfully managed to emerge as a leader in many areas, the iPhone maker has a long way to go as far as experimenting with the folding phone market is concerned.
Wozniak said during an interview with Bloomberg that he is excited by folding phones. Hence looking at his excitement with regards to a foldable iPhone, we can safely assume that he would be one of the first buyers of a foldable iPhone if Apple plans to release the one anytime soon.
"Apple has been a leader for quite a long time in a few areas such as touch ID, facial ID, and easy payment with the iPhone," Wozniak told Bloomberg.
"They're not the leader in areas like the folding phone, and that worries me because I really want a folding phone," he added.
Wozniak further went on to say that foldable phones are "one of those new technologies that does catch my attention." Apple is yet to publicly express any interest or acknowledge its plans as far as developing a foldable iPhone is concerned.
But we can't say for sure that Apple has no interest in the foldable phones market. Earlier this month, an Apple patent showed a foldable device. It resembled a flip phone to a great extent, courtesy of a hinge in the middle. The patent also notes a device like would employ a flexible OLED panel.
Here's what the patent had to say:
"Flexible displays may be mounted onto [case] overlapping the hinges,' the patent states. When the housing portions in a device are rotated relative to each other, the flexible display may bend"
"The hinge may be configured to allow the flexible display to be placed in a front-to-front configuration in which an active side of the display faces itself or a back-to-back configuration," the patent further added.