Although rumors about an iPhone fold are nothing new, reliable analysts (Ming-Chi Kuo) add new information.
The analyst says: Apple can look to launch an iPhone fold in 2023 and that the phone could have a screen measuring between 7.5 and 8 inches.
Previous rumors indicated that the screen would be smaller and closer to the iPhone 12 Pro Max screen.
There have been many reports about Apple developing prototypes for an iPhone fold. However, the analyst says: The product has not yet officially started, so it appears that it is still in the research stage.
Meanwhile, competitors such as Samsung, Motorola, and Huawei have released multiple phones fold, although they are often costly and are clearly early applications of the technology.
According to Kuo, the screen will be the size of the iPad Mini’s screen when opened, so it appears as if Apple is moving toward the Galaxy Fold approach of having a regular-sized phone that can be opened to be the size of a small tablet, rather than the Galaxy Z Flip’s approach of having a foldable phone. Small size.
It is not yet clear which company manufactures the foldable screens, as there have been rumors of Apple working with both LG and Samsung.
While prototype rumors indicate that Apple is actually developing a foldable iPhone, it’s not something to wait for now.
The Kuo launch date of 2023 hinges on Apple’s ability to spot key technology and mass production issues and foldable phones that function properly can be difficult to come by.
If Apple could do so, it would have benefited from the mistakes of other companies discovered to adopt the new technology and release a product that appears to be very competitive.