A concept artist proposes Apple make a sliding iPhone, not a folding one. The iPhone Slide Pro boasts a second touchscreen that hides behind the primary one.
Watch a video of the concept device in action:
The demo video doesn’t show many of the potential uses for the slide-away screen, just using it as a secondary application launcher. Still, it could theoretically function like Slide Over apps do on iPads, allowing someone to, for example, check their email without leaving the webpage shown on the main screen. Or this touchscreen could function as a keyboard.
Although folding displays have drawn more attention, sliding screens have fans too. TCL even built a prototype sliding-screen handset.
Other features of the iPhone Slide Pro concept
The proposed iOS handset includes a display that wraps around the sides. This makes room for more application icons, serving as a sort always-available dock.
The iPhone Slide Pro, if real, would also include three camera lenses and a Lidar 3D scanner. This is really expected to be a feature of the iPhone 12 when it debuts this autumn.