On April 22, Patently, Apple sent a report entitled "Samsung Officially Delays US Launch of Galaxy Fold for" Weeks "until hinge and screen adjustments are made." It is now over a month, and without a specific date stated when Galaxy Fold will actually be sent, the Best Buy stores have officially reported customers via their support forum that all current Galaxy Fold pre-orders are being canceled. Verge was first associated with the alert that you could read in full below.
While Best Buy makes it sound like it's their decision to cancel the pre-orders, it's actually Samsung that made this known to its partners. It was reported last week that Samsung informed CNBC that a new release date for Galaxy Fold would be revealed in the coming weeks. Samsung also said it would automatically cancel pre-orders if customers did not reach out to confirm the interest in the phone if it could not ship by May 31st. "
On Wednesday, Apple Apple reported a report titled" Samsung Wins a "Fold-Out" Foldable Smartphone Patent which is an alternative to the current "Galaxy Fold". "One of the graphics from this patent is presented below.
I'm sure internally, those who design alternative designs says the company should have started with the simpler "fold-out" form factor design to begin with before moving on to the more complex approach design factor. Of course, 20-20 afterwards always get the right one.