Folding phone mania.
2019’s hottest phone trend is for a design virtually no one owns: the flexible, or foldable, phone. I’m not talking flip phones. These are devices with big OLED screens that, owing to their native flexibility, can fold into smaller, more pocketable shapes. I’ve seen the Royole FlexPai
in person and we’ve all seen videos of Samsung’s folding design
. Now a patent filing indicates Apple might be thinking about introducing a folding phone, too. On the other hand, patents aren’t always indications of future products. Sometimes they’re filed just to protect future design ideas. In any case, I still have trouble believing that any company is going to sell a lot of flexible phones.