According to insider data, Apple not only accumulates patents on devices with a flexible display, but also requires Foxconn and Nippon to send samples of the necessary components for testing. This was reported by the Economic Daily. Judging by the supply chain, Apple is now testing the displays and hinges that will be used in the production of the sophisticated iPhone. It is expected that the company’s first smartphone with a flexible display will be introduced in September 2022.
The main emphasis in testing is on the loop. In a normal laptop, these components are designed for 20-30 thousand discoveries, but the requirements for smartphones will be much more stringent. The publication reports on specifications for 100 thousand compilations and disclosures.