Apple to Release Foldable iPhone in 2023

Apple is predicted to release a new 8-inch foldable iPhone in 2023 and is expected to ship out 15 up to 20 million units of the device, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a research note to investors released Monday, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said, “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.”

It was not mentioned whether the upcoming iPhone will fold vertically or horizontally.

Other companies such as Huawei and Samsung have already launched their own foldable devices on the market, but Kuo believes that Apple will still experience good sales thanks to its “cross-product ecosystems and hardware design advantages.”

Kuo says that foldable smartphones will become a must-have option for all major smartphone brands and he believes Apple will come out on top when it comes to becoming the leader in the foldable device trend.

“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.”

2 thoughts on “Apple to Release Foldable iPhone in 2023”

  1. I probably will not buy a foldable phone because for now I don’t see a lot of advantages of having one. Good post anyways!


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