We’re anxiously waiting for Apple to announce a foldable iPhone, especially with Samsung, Motorola, and others pushing forward with new iterations of their foldable phones – but it looks like we’ll have to wait a few years.
Ming-Chi Kuo, known for being a reliable source of Apple knowledge ahead of time, has revised his prior estimate of a foldable iPhone debut in 2024. Kuo currently estimates that such a gadget will not be available until 2025.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is testing a smartphone with a 9-inch folding display, but the company’s long-rumored foldable iPhone is unlikely to appear until 2025 or later.
Foldable iPhone May Be A Foldable iPad Or A Hybrid
Apple is “actively testing” a gadget with a 9-inch foldable OLED display with a PPI somewhere between the iPhone and the iPad, according to Kuo on Twitter. This gadget is ostensibly being used to test and assess the technologies involved in Apple’s foldable, and it may or may not contain the specs of any eventual retail version.
Apple’s foldable product development would initially focus on medium-sized devices, followed by devices with bigger displays, and lastly compact devices like the iPhone.
Kuo also updated his forecast from last year that Apple will release the foldable iPhone as early as 2024, stating that it is now evident that this prediction should be pushed out to 2025.
Apple’s first foldable device could be a hybrid iPhone and iPad, or simply a foldable iPad.
Apple is partnering with LG to build a foldable OLED display panel with ultra-thin cover glass for future Apple tablets and laptops, according to a report. Kuo’s comments came in response to the rumor. Apple is studying all-screen folding laptops with screens about 20 inches in size, according to display expert Ross Young, who first sparked suspicions about the firm working on huge foldable devices in February.