In the previous month (March 2021) report, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has informed that Apple will work to launch its first foldable iPhone and it could become in the market in 2023. According to the report, the first foldable iPhone will feature by an 8-inch QHD+ flexible OLED display.
Based on our latest industry survey, we forecast that Apple will likely launch a foldable iPhone with an 8-inch QHD+ flexible OLED display in 2023, with SDC as the exclusive display supplier and Samsung Foundry as the exclusive DDI foundry provider. Based on Apple’s requested capacity plan, we predict that the foldable iPhone shipments will reach 15-20 million units in 2023. We expect that the foldable iPhone will adopt TPK’s silver nanowire touch solution because of its several advantages over SDC’s Y-Octa technology. Ming-Chi Kuo
Furthermore, according to the report by 9to5Mac, Kuo reinforces the rumors about a foldable iPhone, now saying that the company expects to ship up to 20 million units of this model in its first year of sales.
So, Apple has expected great marketing with the new foldable device and it is great to reach if the first shipment will go over the 15 to 20 million units. As per the more information, Apple will be working with the Korean tech giant Samsung to a supplier of foldable OLED displays for the new iPhone model. The foldable iPhone display and design will be unknown at the present time.
Previously, some sources have revealed that the first foldable iPhone will be launch between 7.5 and 8 inches and now he has said that Apple will adopt an 8-inch foldable display. Moreover, at the present period, Samsung has led in the foldable smartphone market but Kuo believes that Apple will be taking a great advantage in this market.
At present, the product position of foldable smartphones is mainly to integrate the smartphone and tablet. But we believe that the foldable smartphone is only one of the applications of the foldable design. We predict that foldable devices will blur the product segmentations between smartphones, tablets, and laptops in the future. With its cross-product ecosystems and hardware design advantages, Apple will be the biggest winner in the new foldable device trend.
Apple has not launched any foldable iPhone but many smartphone makers have launched their foldable Android smartphones in the market like Huawei, OPPO, Samsung and Xiaomi manufacture launched previously. So Given all these, it is expected that Apple will launch its first foldable iPhone in 2023.