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A foldable iPhone may land in 2022, and it could replace the iPad mini

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A foldable iPhone has been expected ever since phone manufacturers started experimenting with bendy screen technology and a new report suggests it may be here in 2022.

A website called The Verifier supplies this information, and it also suggests that it will replace the iPad mini in the company's lineup of devices. That tablet has a 7.9-inch screen, which may be a similar size to the foldable iPhone.

According to this leak, the company will be selling the device for $1,499 (around £1,100 / AU$2,100). That's not a huge surprise considering that is a similar price to products like the Motorola Razr or a little less than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

The Verifier's sources also says the device will come with 256GB of storage as standard - a popular storage size for Apple products - with 8GB of RAM onboard. There has yet to be any other spec provided by leaks.

Take this information with a pinch of salt considering The Verifier has around a 50% accuracy record, according to Apple Track, when it comes to Apple leaks but the website has shared correct information in the past.

That said, it's rare we'll see a product like this leak out so far ahead of time so this may be subject to change within the company itself or it may be downright false.

Via Phone Arena

James Peckham

James is Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He has also worked on other leading tech brands, such as T3 and Gizmodo UK, as well as appearing as an expert on TV and radio for the BBC and other publications. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all the latest smartphone news.

James is currently most excited about the Samsung Galaxy S22, God of War: Ragnarok and the rumored foldable iPhone