Expanding iPhone could use a sliding body design and a flexible screen

A future iPhone could have an expanding screen, if Apple’s research on how to make sliding sections within the smartphone’s body support a flexible display pans out.

The allure of a super-sized foldable iPhone that packs small has led to many rumors about foldable models. One analyst forecast an 8-inch flexible OLED iPhone could arrive in 2023, while reports from December 2020 pointed to a pair of iPhone designs using foldable components being prototyped and tested by Foxconn.However, while a foldable smartphone provides extra viewable screen space, the bending element has the chance to cause a seam across the display, weakening it over time.

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