Apple foldable iPhone could launch in 2023, says Ming-Chi Kuo

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s long rumored first-ever foldable iPhone might get delayed once again, and is expected to launch in 2023.

Apple devices are always the subject of rumors and speculations. The foldable iPhone buzz is back, and this time, it’s hotter than ever with fresh leaks dripping from reliable sources. The rumors reveal some new details about the features and specifications of the upcoming Apple foldable iPhone. The source of this information is Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple analyst who has a track record of accurate predictions. Hence, we can trust the iPhone news to be authentic based on his previous claims.

Apple Foldable iPhone release date and other details

Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable Apple analyst, predicts that the first foldable iPhone will release in 2023. This means we have to wait for two more years to see the innovative foldable device from Apple. Ming-Chi Kuo’s report is based on an industry survey that estimates that Apple will ship 15 to 20 million units of the foldable smartphone.

The report also reveals some of the features and specifications of the upcoming foldable iPhone, which has not been named yet. The foldable iPhone will have a 8-inch WQHD+ flexible OLED display that comes from the Samsung Display Foundary. Samsung will also provide the main display screen components and the DDI display controller for the foldable iPhone.

Foldable iPhone to launch in 2023 - Ming-Chi Kuo
Foldable iPhone to launch in 2023 – Ming-Chi Kuo

The report also mentions that Apple could use the Silver nanowire touch solution for the folding screen of the Apple foldable iPhone. This is the same technology that is also available on the HomePods. The Silver nanowire touch solution will give the screen an advantage over Samsung’s Y-Octa display. It will also be useful for future foldable devices that will have multiple folds and roll able, large displays.

  • What is Silver nanowire touch solution?

A silver nanowire touch solution is a type of transparent conductor that is used for touchscreen displays. It is made of very thin silver wires that are a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Silver nanowire touch solutions have many advantages over the traditional indium tin oxide (ITO) touch solutions, such as:

  1. Higher electrical conductivity and optical transparency, which means faster response, brighter displays, and longer battery life.
  2. Greater flexibility and durability, which enables foldable, rollable, and wearable touchscreens.
  3. Lower cost and environmental impact, as the manufacturing process does not use chemicals or produce waste.

Silver nanowire touch solutions are being used by leading companies like Hitachi, LG, TPK, Nissha, 3M, and others for various applications, such as smartphones, tablets, consumer electronics, and public displays. They are also likely to be used for future Apple foldable iPhone and other devices that will have multiple folds and large displays.

Foldable iPhones: Expectation

Apple has not confirmed any details about the foldable i-Phone yet. However, there are many rumors and leaks that give us some clues about the features and specifications of the foldable smartphone. The rumors suggest that the foldable phones could launch with the moniker: iPhone Flip or the iPhone Fold. The leaks also indicate that the foldable iPhone could have a clamshell design, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. This means that the foldable i-Phone would fold horizontally, like a flip phone.

The foldable iPhone could have various funky color options, similar to the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, and iPhone 12 series. The colorful and innovative foldable i-Phone would appeal to the young generation. The foldable i-Phone might have a high price tag, considering its advanced features and design. We have to wait for Apple to officially announce the details of the foldable smartphones. Also Read: iPhone 14 2022 to feature a 48MP rear camera, Apple to cancel Mini variant

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