Apple’s 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 always features in the rumor mill. This time, the company’s first ever the foldable iPhone is trending on rumor charts for some time. Additionally, the rumors also provides some new details about the upcoming foldable iPhone and its features and much more. All this information comes from a reliable source, Ming-Chi Kuo, popular Apple Analyst. Therefore, we can expect the iPhone news to be true considering his past claims.

Foldable iPhone release date and other details revealed:

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the first ever foldable iPhone release is most likely to happen in 2023. Therefore, we have to wait for some more time to get hands on the first ever future foldable device. The report by Ming-Chi Kuo is based on an industry survey. The survey reveals that the Apple’s shipment for this foldable smartphone could reach upto 15 to 20 million units. Beside all this, the report also highlights some of the features and specs of the upcoming unnamed foldable new iPhone. It is reported that the foldable iPhone could feature a 8-inch WQHD+ flexible OLED display which comes with Samsung Display. Additionally, the main display screen components will be provided by Samsung. The DDI display controller will come from Samsung Foundry.

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

The report further states that the Tech Major could user the Silver nanowire touch solution. It can be used for the folding screen on upcoming foldable iPhone. To recall, the nanowire tech is currently being used on the HomePods. This will allow the screen to have an edge over Samsung’s Y-Octa display. Additionally, it will also prove helpful for future foldable devices that will come with multiple folds. The device will come with rollable, large display that will allow multiple folds in near future.

Foldable iPhones: Expectation

By far there is no official information about the upcoming foldable iPhone from the company. But, still there are rumors to look out for that can provide much of the information about the upcoming foldable iPhones. According to these rumors, the upcoming folding iPhone could be call as the iPhone Flip or iPhone Fold. The leaks report that the device could come with a clamshell design, much like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. This means that the device is likely to fold in horizontal axis.

Previous rumors suggest that the smartphone could come in funky color options just like iPhone XR, iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12 series. The foldable iPhones are most likely to attract the younger audience. There are chances that the upcoming foldable iPhone might be priced reasonably high. To get an better idea about this, we have to wait for Apple to come official and make some statement on the subject. Also Read: iPhone 14 2022 to feature a 48MP rear camera, Apple to cancel Mini variant

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