Apple’s Radical New iPhone Suddenly Takes Shape

Apple iPhone 13 leaks have now revealed its design, display, storage and ‘disruptive’ performance upgrades. But Apple is also working on a far more radical iPhone and its design is now taking shape.

In his latest video (embedded below), popular industry insider Jon Prosser reveals that Apple has finalized the form factor for a new foldable iPhone, and both the decision and launch strategy may come as a surprise.

“[Apple] is leaning heavily in favor of a clamshell [iPhone design],” says Prosser, who explains that the company has decided against prioritizing the more popular phone-becomes-a-tablet form factor which has dominated foldable smartphones to date. “My sources aren’t exactly sure why, all they know is the clamshell is now having the majority of the attention placed on it behind the scenes… [and] is getting elevated behind the scenes in terms of a production timeline.”

But the most interesting aspect to Prosser’s news may be something that appears minor: the colors. “One of the goals of this clamshell-style foldable iPhone is to offer it in multiple colors, like fun colors, similar to base model iPhones… which tells us who this phone will be marketed towards.”

Apple launching a foldable iPhone will turn heads, but Apple launching a foldable iPhone at a reasonable price could be game changing. It may also explain the form factor decision: clamshell for the masses (the size of an iPhone 12 Mini in your pocket, but a large screen in use) with a phone-becomes-a-tablet form factor coming later for Pro users.

All of which brings us to the next key point: time frame. Prosser warns that Apple’s plans could change but September 2022 is what he has previously claimed. If correct, this piles pressure on Apple to knock the iPhone 13 out the park if it doesn’t want to be seen as a placeholder for the main event.Given what we already know, the iPhone 13 sounds very promising but it’s still an evolution when a revolution may well be on the way.