The first foldable iPhone is here – but not from Apple
True to the motto "what doesn't fit will be made to fit", a Chinese YouTuber has made a foldable iPhone. For this he combined the interior of an iPhone with housing parts of the foldable Motorola Razr. The result is impressive.
There are already foldable smartphones from some major manufacturers – but not from Apple. The group is apparently not interested in bringing a foldable iPhone onto the market in the near future. But if you want that, you have to do it yourself, a Chinese YouTuber probably thought to himself when he was implementing an ambitious project: a foldable – and functional (!) – iPhone.
Foldable "iPhone V" runs iOS
The video, with Chinese audio and subtitles, shows the crafter taking apart an iPhone X and modifying the components to fit the design of a foldable smartphone. The important components must not be located at the kink, but must be located either in the upper or lower part of the iPhone. According to Gizmochina , the entire process took a full year.
The result is impressive. The model called "iPhone V" is a pure prototype and far from being ready for the market. Still, it's impressive that the YouTuber managed to build a fully functional foldable iPhone on his own. His iPhone V runs iOS, has a working display that folds in half, and a fully functional camera.
He even created a promotional video for the foldable iPhone, praising 5G support, an A16 Bionic chipset, a 12-megapixel front camera and a foldable Super Retina XDR display.
The result of a Chinese YouTuber's handicraft work: a foldable, fully functional iPhone. Image: © YouTube/ 科技美学 2022