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by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

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By Jason Snell for Tom's Guide

Why Apple Will Be Late to Foldable Phones (and Still Win)

It looks like the display industry’s equivalent of the personal jet pack or flying car might actually be arriving from the future into the present. The flexible OLED display, long demoed but never sold, is coming to TVs (from LG) and smartphones (from Samsung, among others). In a smartphone market that has consistently gone ape for larger and larger displays, phones that double in size once they’ve left your pocket could be a game-changer.

(Or not. Until these phones exist, we won’t know if consumers are clamoring for a phone that can be expanded to be a miniature tablet—but it’s not a bad bet.)

Samsung has been the center of attention in the foldable smartphone discussion, but there’s another major player, one rarely discussed when it comes to this topic: Apple. Would Apple consider releasing an iPhone with a foldable display? And if so, under what conditions?

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