Apple is said to have asked Foxconn for help testing the hinge in a foldable model of iPhone that may launch in 2022.
Foldable devices are one of the biggest trends today, despite the notable problems with Samsung's Galaxy Fold mobile phone (reviewed here by our collegues at TechAdvisor).
For some time it has been rumoured that Apple wants to jump on the foldable phones bandwagon and the latest rumour, from the Economic Daily News, indicates that 'supply chain sources" claim Apple has asked Foxconn to test the hinge in a foldable prototype of an iPhone.
Don't expect to see this new foldable iPhone in 2021 though - the rumours suggest we won't see it until September 2022.
There is evidence that Apple is at least considering making a foldable iPhone. There are countless patent applications from Apple relating to a foldable model of iPhone.
It's not only the iPhone that could go foldable - several analysts predict that we will see a foldable 12in iPad with 5G support before a foldable iPhone arrives.
This article originally appeared on Macworld Sweden. Translation by Karen Haslam.