Let’s ignore the fact that this conceptual iPhone XFold has the exact same format as the Samsung Galaxy Fold, because this who-did-it-first battle between iPhone and Samsung isn’t worth our time. It should be, however, more of a who-did-it-better battle. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is absolutely gorgeous, but the iPhone XFold looks like it would be a bigger commercial success… and that’s because the XFold’s design is instantly familiar.
If you look at the iPhone X Fold’s OS, you see that it’s essentially an iPad Mini folded in half… a desirable #bendgate if you will. It features a secondary screen on the front that resembles the iPhone X (why it features the notch, I’ll never know), but its most unlikely yet apt inspiration comes from one of Apple’s most reliable products ever, the MacBook. The XFold features an inward screen as the MacBook does, and even comes with the same anodized aluminum finish. Look at the rim and you’ll even see a slight cutout on the frame to slide your thumb in and open the phone, just like the MacBook has.
The iPhone XFold concept truly embodies the best of all worlds. When closed, it’s an iPhone X, when opened partially, it’s a miniature MacBook, and when fully opened, the XFold transforms into an iPad. Apple’s just begun patenting technologies surrounding foldable displays, so maybe we’ll see whether this remarkable concept has any similarities with Apple’s vision!