Apple is obviously not going to be releasing a foldable phone this year. To attempt to do so at this time would be to have little regard for their customers and to effectively let them beta test a new technology while asking them to spend a fortune doing so. Only Android phone makers would do such a thing…
There is, however, a technology that Apple already makes that could make for a brilliant new solution and one that ticks the boxes of innovation rather than iteration.
We have had iterative changes over the past few years with maybe only the loss of bezels being a major hardware change. The likes of Animoji’s and the Measure app just don’t cut it, but how would you feel about a mini Apple Pencil working with your new iPhone?
If Apple could make decent apps to take full advantage of the technology, third party app makers will anyway, it could turn the iPhone into a very useful natural note-taker and bring with it a completely new use for your favourite smartphone.
I would go for that, would you?