If you are one of those people who had heard rumors of the Apple foldable and prayed for it to turn out true, then there’s good news for you.
Trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple could be looking at a 2023 launch. According to Kuo (via MacRumors), the foldable iPhone is supposed to be getting a display of 7.5 to 8 inches.
The screen will as big as an iPad Mini when folded out, he says. We could be looking at a design similar to the Samsung Galaxy Fold where a regular-sized phone opens up as a small tablet rather than the Samsung Z-Flip or Motorola Razr concept of a compact folding phone, much like the early flip phones of the ’90s. Kuo says that the project has “not yet officially kicked off” and thus like every rumor may or may not turn out true.
Earlier in January 2021, Bloomberg also reported about Apple’s rumored venture, though it suggested a smaller screen. Bloomberg suggested that Apple was working towards a screen prototype that boasted an almost invisible hinge.
Apple still seems to be trying to solve “key technology and mass production issues”. If it successfully resolves the issues in time, we could be expecting a finished product by the time Kuo promises. Also taking advantage of being late, Apple can easily identify and irradicate the snags behind a foldable display, thanks to its rivals, and further, improve it to standout in the crowd.