Apple has been working for many years on a very interesting project that would completely change our concept of the iPhone. Both at the design level and at the software and hardware level. It would change everything. But it’s a risky decision that has already ridiculed more than one company …
That’s right, Apple has secretly developed a foldable iphone. Or at least, that’s what the patents filed by the Apple Company with the United States Patent and Trademark Office suggest. Without going any further, a new patent was discovered in January indicating that Apple was working on a camera system for a flexible and foldable screen device.
On the flip side, we recently learned that Apple’s foldable iPhone will have a 7.6-inch display and that it will be compatible with Apple Pencil from 2023. There are a lot of rumors, a lot of patents and a lot of leaks that have left us with some very interesting clues in reference to this supposed foldable iPhone that Apple is developing. And today we have more details about it.
Apple’s foldable iPhone will have an 8-inch screen
The information we encountered today comes from one of the world’s foremost analysts in the tech industry. Indeed, we are talking about Ming-Chi Kuo. According to one of his latest statements to investors which we were able to access thanks to Macrumors, the analyst assured that Apple’s foldable iPhone will have an 8-inch screen.
Moreover, Ming-Chi Kuo ventured to predict that this flexible and complex screen phone will begin marketing in 2023, information which in this case is consistent with the rest of the rumors surrounding the foldable iPhone of the company with the logo of the bitten apple.
The analyst is confident that Apple will be ready to use nanowire technology for its 2023 foldable iPhone. In fact, the Apple logo company is already using silver nanowires for the HomePod’s touch interface, and to this day, it doesn’t seem to have a design problem. By implementing such technology on the touch screens of their folding terminals, they could master the technology with low cost and low volume production.
Here is an excerpt from their note to investors:
“Based on our latest industry survey, we predict that Apple will likely release a foldable iPhone with a flexible OLED display in 2023, with SDC being the exclusive display supplier and Samsung Foundry providing the DDI. Based on Apple’s capacity plan, we expect foldable iPhone shipments to reach 15-20 million units in 2023. We expect the foldable iPhone to adopt a silver nanowire TPK touch solution by due to its great advantages over SDC’s Y-Octa technology. “
Phones with flexible and / or foldable screen became all the rage a few years ago, before the mobile phone industry collapsed due to the health crisis we are in and which has made the world as it is. We knew that had radically changed.
Yet, in the words of Ming-Chi Kuo, foldable phones could become very popular over the next few years. If so, would we talk about one of the greatest developments in the history of the technological age. Apple will have to overcome all the difficulties that many other companies like Samsung have been subjected to and fine-tune its foldable iPhone until it gains a good position in this sector of the market. However, companies like Huawei or Samsung already have a lot more experience in this area, so they will start with a lot of advantages.
“At present, the position of foldable smartphones is mainly based on the integration of the smartphone and the tablet. But we believe that the foldable smartphone is just one of the applications of the foldable design. We predict that foldable devices will blur product segmentations between smartphones, tablets, and laptops in the future. With these multi-product ecosystems and hardware design advantages, Apple will be the biggest winner in the foldable device trend. “
Finally, in his statement to investors, Ming-Chi Kuo states that future folding devices will need touchscreen technology that supports multiple folds, and even allows the devices to be rolled as if they were a parchment. Therefore, we are talking about high durability resistant materials. Considering these factors, the silver nanowire technology is similar or even superior to SDC’s Y-Octa technology.
What are the features of Apple’s foldable iPhone?
This is not the first time that we have heard such specific rumors about the news that will include the future foldable smartphones of the Cupertino company. We recently discovered that Apple has even already chosen the perfect prototype model for its foldable terminal. This special iPhone would be available in a wide variety of colors like green, blue, yellow, green and red.
All the rumors circulating on the network so far indicated that the screen of the flexible or foldable iPhone from Tim Cook’s company would be 7.5 inches in size. The increase in screen size (8 inches) mentioned in today’s news is very interesting and promising, as it could mean that the development of the device is at a very advanced stage. With reference to the screen, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, it will have the technology QHD + OLED.
Another of the most remarkable features of this new iPhone has to do with the fact that it will integrate the 5G connectivity. According to the patents, the screen hinges would be made of a composite of fibers which would reduce its size and, therefore, the thickness of the terminal.
When will Apple launch its foldable iPhone?
Until now, it was assumed that the foldable iPhone project would be ready by the end of 2022, but the unfortunate and sudden drastic change that has hit our lives may have caused the development of this foldable device – so as so many other products – it is seriously retarded.
Therefore, in principle, Apple’s foldable iPhone is expected to be ready for release in the latter part of the year. 2023. As for its cost on the market, it is very likely that its price is around 1,500 dollars or even 2,000 dollars.
To date, foldable and / or flexible screens still have many details to fine-tune to become a reliable alternative to today’s smartphone touch screens. This is quite natural, since this is a relatively new technology that no company in the sector has mastered. Do you think Apple will be the company that succeeds in perfecting the technology that resides in folding screens? Would you like to change your current mobile phone to one with a flexible screen?