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Foldable iPhone: Apple Insider speaks of an exact release date for the first time

According to a well-known analyst, Apple’s schedule for the introduction of a foldable iPhone has been set. The bad news: we need to be patient.

When it comes to news about technology giant Apple , Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the best-known insider sources. Now the analyst predicted smartphone news that fans of the Californian tech company could look forward to in the not too distant future. Accordingly, Apple’s plans for a foldable iPhone are already very far – and a specific date by which the device is to come on the market, says Kuo. 

Apple: Analyst gives details about foldable iPhone

Kuo had already spoken about a foldable from Apple in March 2021, now he has added further details in a report for investors. Accordingly, the 8-inch display should have QHD Plus resolution and be manufactured by Samsung – just like the display drivers. For the touch panel, however, instead of the Y-Octa solution from Samsung (which is used in the HomePod, among others), Apple could use the silver nanowire component from TPK – a supplier company with which Apple has been working for a long time, such as the online portal “t3n” ”Reported. (Also Interesting : iPhone 13: the very good news is confirmed)

More speculation about the foldable iPhone from Apple

According to Kuo, the smartphone could be called the iPhone 15 Fold and, according to the name, will be presented in 2023. For the first foldable from Apple, a production volume of 15 to 20 million copies can be expected.

Thus, the number of pieces of the first generation of a foldable Apple smartphone would be lower than that of regular iPhones. For foldables in general, however, Kuo sees a great future: “We predict that foldable devices will in future blur the product segmentation between smartphones, tablets and laptops. With its cross-product ecosystems and hardware design advantages, Apple will be the biggest winner of the new trend in foldable devices, ”MacRumors quoted him as saying. 

However, Kuo also admits that – contrary to other assumptions – the development process of a foldable iPhone has not yet officially started. As usual, the group itself did not comment on such rumors. Other well-known manufacturers, including Huawei and Samsung, have already launched several foldable smartphones.

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