Apple is expected to release the first foldable iPhone in 2023, and numerous patents indicate that the Cupertino giant has been studying them since 2016.
According to industry experts, Apple is developing two types of foldable phones where the upper and lower sides meet each other and a person on the left and right sides, just like Samsung Z Flip and Z Fold.
It is reported that Apple and Samsung are jointly developing a foldable OLED panel, the upcoming foldable iPhone. The panel is rumored to be a 7.5-inch folding display panel, which is etched to reduce the thickness. It is expected that Apple’s first folding screen iPhone will be a clamshell smartphone.
According to market research company DSCC, Samsung Electronics’ share of the foldable smartphone market last year is expected to be 87%. Even after the advent of Apple’s first foldable smartphone, it is unlikely to fall below 75%.
Industry sources said, “As Samsung Electronics, Huawei, Xiaomi and other Chinese manufacturers release such products, Apple will not be able to lead the folding screen smartphone market for a period of time.”
Earlier, Guo Mingchi suggested that the foldable iPhone would be launched in 2023, but “the project has not yet officially started”, which may mean that they may even be postponed or even shelved like the long-awaited AirPower. The foldable iPhone is expected to be more like an iPad-like device, with a folded size of 7.5-8 inches.
According to a recent study by Counterpoint Research and Strategy Analytics, the market size of foldable smartphones is expected to reach 90 million units in 2023 and 100 million units by 2025. This shows that foldable phones will become the next big event in the smartphone industry. The next few years.