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Apple working with partners on foldable iPhone

The company also filed a patent application for a yet-unnamed foldable device that can be "opened and closed like a book"

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  • Apple is working on a foldable iPhone
  • The company is working with Asian partners to achieve this feat
  • The phone may be released sooner than expected

Apple is reportedly mulling to unveil in 2020 an iPhone that folds, CNBC has reported citing several Apple suppliers.

According to analysts from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the iPhone maker is working with its Asian partners on a foldable device that may be able to open up and be used like an iPad tablet.

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Apple is working with Asian partners to achieve this feat.

“We expect the iPhones this fall to be largely unchanged for the OLED versions although size changes have proved to be a catalyst in the past,” Wamsi Mohan, Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch was quoted as saying by CNBC late on Friday.

“Our checks also suggest that Aple is working with suppliers on a foldable phone (that potentially could double up as a tablet) for launch in 2020,” Mohan added. Earlier, there have been reports that the Cupertino-headquartered giant was working with LG on a future foldable iPhone. The company also filed a patent application for a yet-unnamed foldable device that can be “opened and closed like a book” in November 2017.

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“An electronic device may have a flexible portion that allows the device to be folded. The device may have a flexible display,” said a patent application published by The US Patent and Trademark Office. IANS

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Apple Completes Acquisition of Shazam, World’s Most Popular Music Recognition App

The app will soon offer its experience ad-free for all users so everyone can enjoy the best of Shazam without interruption, said Apple

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Apple completes acquisition of music recognition app Shazam.

Apple on Monday announced it has completed the acquisition of Shazam, one of the world’s most popular music recognition mobile apps.

Shazam has been downloaded over 1 billion times around the world and users identify songs using the Shazam app over 20 million times each day.

“Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favourite app for music fans everywhere,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s Vice President of Apple Music.

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Shazam lets users identify songs simply by listening to the music playing around them. Flickr Commons

According to earlier media reports, Apple struck a deal with Shazam for a likely sum of nearly $400 million.

Shazam lets users identify songs simply by listening to the music playing around them.

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The app will soon offer its experience ad-free for all users so everyone can enjoy the best of Shazam without interruption, said Apple.

Built by Shazam Entertainment Ltd, a British app development company, Shazam helps people discover, interact with and share video, audio or printed content across devices. (IANS)

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