Very few Americans are interested in folding their smartphones.
Noah Brode for Civic Science:
Are Americans ready to fold their smartphones like slices of thin-crust pizza? Only a few, according to a CivicScience survey of more than 2,000 American adults in late July and early August.
Samsung has announced that it will release Galaxy Fold, a smartphone with a folding screen, in select markets in September. How interested are you in buying Galaxy Fold?
• 85% – Not at all interested
• 12% – Somewhat interested
• 3% – Very interested
When the Samsung brand name is removed from the equation, interest rates rise a good bit upwards. Perhaps this has something to do with the phone's launch problems.
How interested would you be to buy a smartphone with a folding touch screen?
• 76% ̵1; Not at all interested
• 20% – Somewhat interested
• 4% – Very interested
MacDailyNews Take: The public will be interested in foldable smartphones on the day the foldable iPhone is unveiled. They are not interested in half-assed defective tires that are excreted on the gum by South Korean dishwasher manufacturers and the like.
As with fingerprints and face recognition, when Apple debuts a collapsible iPhone, collapsible smartphones will have been done correctly. – MacDailyNews, January 17, 2019
We get to see a mess of weird attempts before Apple shows how to do it, as usual. – MacDailyNews, January 23, 2019
If and when Apple debuts a collapsible iPhone, they will show the world how to do it and what to copy in the future. As usual. – MacDailyNews, February 27, 2019