Apple’s Foldable iPhone Might Come In 2023

Apple is seriously considering building a foldable smartphone and is likely to be launched in 2023.

According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), the device will have a flexible 8-inch QHD + OLED screen.

It is important to note that Kuo is generally optimistic about foldable smartphones. His opinion, according to his later note to the investor, is that “future folding devices will confuse the product’s goals between smartphones, tablets, and laptops” and that Apple will be the “biggest winner” of this new trend.

The technical details of this foldable iPhone are sparse, but Kuo says Apple will use a “silver nanowire touch solution” for the screen, which should give it an edge over other foldable phones. Kuo also says that this technology will be needed for devices that can be folded multiple times or that can be rolled up, such as the LG roll-up phone that will probably never see daylight. Kuo says Apple is already testing silver nanowire touch technology on the HomePod touch interface.

Kuo says the development of the foldable iPhone has not yet officially started, meaning that Apple’s plans may change in the future.

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Several of the major smartphone manufacturers currently offer foldable devices, including Samsung, Motorola, and Huawei.

Apple received a patent for a foldable smartphone in 2017. This sparked several rumors that the company would develop a foldable phone or even two of these devices, but nothing has happened yet.

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