Although Apple has not yet embarked on the wave of folding devices, analysts say the company is already planning its debut in this segment. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the first iPhone with these features should be launched in 2023 and up to 20 million units of the device should be shipped to stores during its debut year.
Known for his reliable sources, Kuo told 9 to 5 Mac that the company expects to produce between 15 and 20 million units of the gadget. The folding screen would adopt OLED technology and would be produced jointly with Samsung, which already has experiences in the area with products such as the Galaxy ZFold and the Galaxy ZFlip.
The market analyst says that Apple will adopt an 8-inch foldable screen on the future iPhone and will use the integrated application system as one of its main selling points. According to Kuo, the device should blur the lines between the smartphone and tablet segments and guarantee the Apple company the first place among manufacturers that bet on the foldable trend.
Slightly disagreeing with Kuo’s information, rumors released by the MyDrivers website claim that the future foldable iPhone may emerge as a replacement for the iPad Mini line. In addition to having dimensions similar to the tablet, the new device would also bring support to the Apple Pen, as well as applications adapted to a wider screen area.