Why I'm ready for a folding iPhone (or a folding iPad)

A video screen grab of a folding iPhone made by a fan
(Image credit: KJMX)

We’re now five years into the era of folding phones, and Apple clearly hasn’t felt much pressure to follow Samsung’s lead down this particular path. Even by Apple standards, five years is quite a while for some new, next-step technology to be adopted before Apple also features it. 

For most of those five years, it hasn’t bothered me that Apple hasn’t launched its own version – the potential usefulness of a mid-size phone that becomes a small tablet is obvious, but the actual utility has not been so clear, especially when the hardware has had problems with durability and general inelegance. (If you want a slice of retro tech, check our guide to the best flip phones).

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Matt Bolton

Matt is Managing Editor at TechRadar.com, and previously worked on T3, MacLife and MacFormat. He's been testing technology for over a decade, working in specialist Apple publications as well general technology and creative journalism, and has charted Apple’s ups and downs since his student days (but still hopes to hear “one more thing”). By day, you can find him covering TV, audio, smart home gear and more at T3.com, as Home Tech Editor. By night, he's probably updating or pairing or installing some new piece of technology in the quest for the perfect setup.