Apple has been doing research on foldable devices since 2016, but discussions about a foldable iPhone have increased in recent months.
After launching the foldable smartphones of Xiaomi and Samsung, now Apple is also going to enter this segment. Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is working on its own foldable iPhone and it will be ready in 2023. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the most reliable Apple analysts, the shipment target of the said foldable device is expected to range from 15 to 20 million units.
GSMarina’s report states that when this device is unfolded, then its display will be 8 inches. It will also have the facility of QHD Plus resolution. The report states that the supplier will once again be Samsung, but will use the silver nanowire touch technology developed by TPK, which will be better than Samsung’s Y-Octa approach.
The report also mentions other competing brands such as Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Honor, who will enter the race for foldable smartphones by the end of this year or early next year. For this, 17 million volumes have been expected. However, it is also to be noted that Kuo has also clarified that this is only to be expected and if the market does not adopt the new form factor, then Apple may also cancel all its foldable plans. Do it
Earlier, Kuo had said that Apple has been doing research on foldable devices since 2016, but rumors about a foldable iPhone have increased in recent months. The upcoming foldable iPhone with a design like the Galaxy Z Flip will also be more affordable than its competitors in the market. A report has claimed that the company can discontinue the iPad mini after the launch of its foldable iPhone.
The company has apparently filed some patent applications for its foldable design that may not only be limited to the iPhone, but may also extend to future iPad lineups. At least two prototypes of the foldable iPhone model are being tested internally at the Foxconn factory. A report in November also suggested that the first foldable iPhone could be announced sometime in 2022.
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