Apple folding screen mobile phone has been sent to Foxconn for testing, release countdown? Good product rate accept challenge

According to industry rumors, apple is now in the preparation stage of the folding screen iPhone, and the key components such as screen and bearing required by the folding screen prototype have entered the final test stage. Among them, the screen will still be provided by Samsung, Taiwan enterprise xinrixing will be the main spare parts supplier, and the final assembly will be completed by Hon Hai, Apple’s largest OEM partner. < / P > < p > according to foreign media reports, the test of foldable iPhone at this stage also involves screen technology. Whether OLED screen or micro LED screen will be used will determine the assembly mode of the subsequent whole machine. Apple has asked Foxconn to conduct more than 100000 folding tests. < / P > < p > in fact, Apple’s foldable mobile phone can be started as early as 2016. At that time, Apple had begun to apply for a patent on the folding screen mobile phone, and in the subsequent time, apple never stopped applying for relevant patents. < / P > < p > in 2017, Apple had a patent for a foldable display; in 2018, Apple had a patent for a foldable iPhone with flexure hinges. At the beginning of this year, Nandu reporter learned from the website of the U.S. patent office that Apple applied for a patent related to folding screen again, which enables two or more devices to work together when they are closely combined. Unlike today’s folding screen phones, the technology can create a “foldable” iPhone that is not affected by screen bending, which can be achieved without a hinge. < / P > < p > in recent years, folding screen mobile phones are considered as the next generation of mobile phones. Before Apple joined the board, Samsung, Huawei, Rouyu, Motorola and other mobile phone manufacturers had launched their own folding screen mobile phone series. < / P > < p > however, although there is a high degree of discussion, there are not many folding mobile phones that have been put into mass production at present. Most mobile phone manufacturers on the market are still like oppo x 2021 scroll screen concept machine released by oppo in November, as a high-tech patent technology display, they hope to seize the market position. < / P > < p > in the current global market of folding mobile phones, Samsung undoubtedly occupies the majority. In February 2019, Samsung released its first mass-produced folding screen product, Galaxy fold, which was sold out in only 25 seconds after it was released on China’s sales platform, and the whole network was sold out in only 9 minutes. However, due to the problems of hinge performance and screen processing, Samsung recalled the products urgently in the later stage. After the improvement, it began to be sold globally in September, and the sales volume was booming. According to media reports, both pre-sale were quickly sold out. < p > < p > after one year’s market test and technical update, Samsung’s Galaxy Z fold25g represents the highest level in mass production of folding screen mobile phones. According to the sales data of Samsung mobile phone stores in Jingdong, nearly 10000 sets of Samsung Galaxy Z fold2 series mobile phones released in August this year were sold on the platform, far more than the first generation of folding screen phones released six months ago. In addition, some industry insiders recently said that Samsung may choose to merge Samsung Galaxy note and Samsung Galaxy series. In the future, the note series will be cancelled and the Samsung fold series with folding screen will be introduced instead. For example, a new flagship series of fold 3 will be launched next year. However, mate XS, the second generation folding screen mobile phone released by Huawei at the 2020 world mobile communication conference, represents the highest level of domestic folding mobile phones. After folded, Huawei mate XS has 6.6-inch and 6.38-inch screens, and unfolds into an 8-inch full-scale screen. It adopts double polyimide film and “Eagle wing rotating shaft”, which greatly improves the strength of the hinge. < / P > < p > on the day of the first sale of Huawei mate XS, the first round of sales of Huawei mall and Huawei’s official flagship stores on tmall, Jingdong and Suning online platforms were all sold out. The yellow cattle price of Huawei mate XS was once fried to 60000 yuan. However, at present, the difficulty of production is still the supply of folding screen, and its yield can not meet the market demand. It is reported that in June 2019, when Huawei launched its first folding screen mobile phone mate x, the product yield problem directly delayed the listing of Huawei mate x to September. < p > < p > Nandu reporter found on Huawei’s official website that Huawei mate XS is still not in stock at present, and consumers still need to purchase at fixed points. On April 9 this year, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, disclosed in an interview with a reporter that Huawei’s folding screen mobile phone has lost money, with a loss of US $60 million to US $70 million. “Although it costs 16999 yuan per set, it is actually at a loss. In the future, the rate of good products will be increased, and only when the scale is up can the losses be turned into profits.” < / P > < p > strategy analytics forecasts that the global shipment of foldable smartphones will increase from less than 1 million in 2019 to 100 million in 2025. IHS also predicts that the volume of foldable mobile phones will reach 5.2 million units in 2020, and that the number of foldable mobile phones will increase from less than 1.5 million units to 50 million units in 2019-2025. The market penetration rate will reach 3.37% and the annual compound growth rate will be as high as 80%. < p > < p > facing the blue ocean market of folding mobile phones, after Samsung, Huawei, LG and Motorola, apple is not willing to be outdone and enter the blue ocean market strongly. However, due to the high cost, low yield rate and immature technology, the future of folding screen mobile phone may not be as bright as the predicted data. 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