For quite some time now, YouTuber Strange Parts has been trying to experiment to create a folding iPhone, or at least make a prototype to give us a look at what the folding iPhone might look like. He recently released a video of a Raspberry Pi running iOS with a folding glass on top.
Scotty from the YouTube channel Strange Parts shared a video in which he explains his journey of how he thought of creating his own foldable iPhone. He says that he (obviously) wasn’t able to load iOS on the Raspberry Pi. So as to visualize what the folding iPhone might look like, he loaded the Raspberry Pi with RPiPlay which adds AirPlay functionality to the Raspberry Pi.
Scotty says that he’s also working on a ‘proper’ folding iPhone prototype with a folding screen attached. He’s already working on the project with his friend, who is “a far better hardware hacker,” to find out how possible the project is. He says he’ll need to find a flexible screen with a digitizer, and then an adapter to go between the iPhone logic board and the flexible screen. Finally, he’ll need to create a custom frame to hold everything.
Check out his video here.
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