Foldable screen technology is still in its infancy. There is no doubt that once more advanced, our smartphones, tablets and even laptops will benefit greatly. For the time being, some brands are taking a close interest in it.
The smartphone manufacturers who have marketed devices with foldable screens can currently be counted on the fingers of one hand. However, many more are interested in, or even working with, these technologies internally.
This is the case of Apple which, although the giant is known to take its time with these big innovations, is working on the subject. An iPhone with a foldable screen may even see the light of day in the relatively near future.
Ming-Chi Kuo announces iPhone with foldable screen for 2023
There have already been many rumors that Apple will work on an iPhone with a foldable display. Some have even suggested that such a device could see the light of day in 2023 while others say that it will be necessary to wait until 2024.
That being said, the analyst very famous, and very reliable when it comes to the Apple ecosystem, Ming-Chi Kuo, appears to be leaning towards 2023.
According to a research note, note on which Cult of Mac was able to get hold of, it seems that the analyst is convinced that the first Apple iPhone with a foldable screen will be marketed in 2023.
However, our man specifies that this release will not be possible only if Apple manages to tame this foldable screen technology and mass-manufacture such components.
But there are still many challenges to overcome
Currently, foldable screens only offer a very limited lifespan. Quickly, creases appear where the screen folds and unfolds. So far, companies like Samsung and Motorola are actively working to prevent this, or more generally, to increase the life of these components. The future will tell if Apple finds a solution before Samsung et al.
Ming-Chi Kuo also specifies in his research note that, once unfolded, the screen should offer a diagonal of between 7.5 and 8 inches, which means that users would then end up with a device of a similar size. to that of an iPad mini in the hands.
This flies in the face of a previous report suggesting that Apple appeared to be moving towards a flip-flop device. Anyway, 2023 is still far enough away, these rumors carry little weight.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.