Several foldable phones made their appearance at MWC 2019 such as those from Samsung and Huawei. We also saw the likes of OPPO show off their prototype as well. However if there is one company that seems to be shying away from such devices, it would be Apple who doesn’t seem to be planning such devices anytime soon.

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Apple has long been known to do its own thing but the lack of a foldable phone from the company seems to be worrying its co-founder, Steve Wozniak. Speaking to Bloomberg in an interview, Wozniak has expressed his concern that Apple might be falling behind in terms of foldable phones.

He was quoted as saying, “Apple has been a leader for quite a long time in a few areas such as touch ID, facial ID, and easy payment with the phone. They’re not the leader in areas like the folding phone, and that worries me because I really want a folding phone.” Apple has in the past patented some ideas for foldable devices, but as is the case with patents, it’s hard to say if they will ever become a reality.

Apple is also not alone in this as LG had also stated that they plan to sit out on foldable phones for now, at least until they can determine if there is a demand for it. Also it is still too early to determine whether or not foldable phones are truly as useful as they seem. Granted on paper a phone that can convert into a tablet and back again sounds like the ideal device, but whether or not customers actually need such a product remains to be seen.

Despite that concern, Wozniak on the whole seems to be pretty optimistic about Apple’s future and praised their decision to branch out. “They just got so successful on the iPhone and that was their whole business for a long time. Now they’re branching out so a lot of their businesses have been very good.”

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