New iPhone And iPad Models Could Feature Folding Screens & Cost $600 More

A Samsung Galaxy Fold shown during a presentation.

Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone at an event next month, but devices that are a bit further down the pipeline might be far more interesting to consumers, according to a report Wednesday from CNBC.

According to the CNBC report, a high percentage of smartphone customers surveyed by UBS said they were interested in purchasing a folding smartphone. UBS noted that Samsung holds many important patents on folding phones, but said Apple is still working on its own technology that could be launched as early as next year, though a launch in 2021 is more likely, per the CNBC report.

Users can expect to pay upwards of $600 more for these devices when they’re released, according to CNBC. UBS said that the folding display technology will be more likely first found in Apple’s iPad model before showing up in its iPhone offerings.

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