When analysts found out that Apple wasn’t coming out with its own foldable device this year, most thought that the Cupertino giant is losing its game. The tech company was seriously behind its competitors such as Samsung and Huawei, both of whom are launching with their foldable gadgets this year.

However, when news of defective Samsung Galaxy Fold came out, some believed that Apple’s decision to delay its launch might have been a good move. Knowing the Cupertino group’s strict attention to detail, many now believe that the reason for the delay was for Apple to “perfect” whatever flaw the first foldable devices might incur.

The damage on a device’s fold is one of them, an issue which seems only Apple actually addressed based on reported patents that show a heating technology that could address this concern. True enough, damage on the fold is the first problem that Samsung’s Galaxy Fold seems to be experiencing and is the reason why the supposed April launch is now being delayed.

Now, this seems like an opportunity that Apple can take advantage of, and they are, according to reports. Wccftech reported that news from the supply chain are hinting that the Cupertino firm is now actively experimenting with various display options.

Apple is currently testing out display panels from both Samsung and China’s BOE. The Samsung Galaxy Fold which makes use of Samsung Display has excellent hardware but a problematic screen. Huawei, on the other hand, uses BOE which seems like the better performing foldable screen but is facing a problem with supply.

Because of this, Apple is working on an iOS that would work well specifically for a foldable form factor. Getting this OS to work could push Apple’s own foldable device to lead in the long run.

Still, Apple still has a long way to go to actually come up with a plausible device that could compete against early contenders, the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X. Despite the kinks that the Korean company is facing now and a possible supply problem for Huawei, they are still ahead of the game when it comes to foldable technology.

Apple now needs to work doubly hard to convince current users to upgrade to a foldable iPhone that could very well cost more than $1,500.

iPhone X Is the delay of the iPhone X Fold due to Apple working on AR Glasses? Pictured: Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, speaks during an Apple event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on September 12, 2018 in Cupertino, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images