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The Morning After: Someone modified a foldable iPhone | Engadget

Undertaking something a little more difficult than adding a USB-C port, Aesthetics of Science and Technology (AST) claims to have built a foldable iPhone. The group looted the folding screen of a Motorola RAZR, added 3D printed parts and combined it all with a jailbroken iPhone X. It really is a proof of concept, with little to no durability and a huge spread when folded. Thanks to the iOS jailbreak, it also has a split-screen mode. We remain skeptical – and have questions. How much internal hardware reorganization has taken place? Can you fit an entire iPhone battery in one half of the phone?

Like the USB-C mod, it’s a possible preview of things to come. Apple has already announced the arrival of USB-C iPhones, and rumors suggest the company could unveil an official foldable iPhone as soon as 2023.

– Matt Smith

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