The iPhone Fold… or Flip… or Hinge?

There have been rumors about Apple prototyping folding iPhones for almost a decade. I first heard about them around the time of the iPhone 4 or 4s. Honestly, that whole half-decade is a bit of a blur.

Anyway, I heard about Apple prototyping both bigger iPhones and folding iPhones at the same time and, in hindsight, I’m now left to wonder out loud if it was for similar reasons — the need to grow the displays but the desire not to fully blow out the size of the cases.

Apple, of course, chose to go with the taller but still one-hand-ease-of-use-ier iPhone 5 next before giving in and going fully big and bigger with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

And, since then, Apple has gone full screen, but there’s still been nary a fold — or a hinge — in sight.

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