The well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates that a foldable iPhone could be on the market as early as 2023.
Cupertino - folding cell phones have basically been around since the early 2000s, just think of the classic folding cell phones from Motorola, which were sold for over 700 euros when they were first launched.
In contrast to the old clamshell phones, where the device was simply folded, it has been about more for around two years.
It's the display that is meant to be folded, which technically makes things a little more complicated.
Even so, there are already some foldable smartphones on the market - Samsung, Huawei, and yes, Motorola too, all offer foldable phones.
Apple hasn't yet.
This could change soon.
iPhone Fold: Apple release in 2023?
Apple has not yet officially launched a foldable iPhone, but there are still hints.
Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates that Apple can solve its technological production problems this year and two years later will bring out a 19-20 cm foldable iPhone.
Kuo's assessments, which have proven to be quite accurate in the past, are based on his contacts with Apple's supplier chains.
The patent for the “iPhone Fold”, the provisional name, already exists and is most likely already being
However, the release date of the "iPhone Fold" is not the only estimate of the analyst Kuo.
He also provides forecasts for the new iPhone 13, which is due to hit the market in September this year.
Accordingly, four different models will be offered, similar to the iPhone 12 series.
Some features of the iPhone 13 have meanwhile also been revealed by the industry insider Max Weinbach and the YouTuber Filip Koroy, known as "EverythingApple Pro".
Analyst Kuo: Apple forecast for the iPhone 15
According to Kuo, the year 2023 could not only bring the "iPhone Fold" but also a new model, that would be the iPhone 15. The model should therefore support Face ID, have a 6-inch LCD display and cost less than 500 euros .
A periscope telephoto camera could improve the zoom function.
Kuo is also speculating on a complete design change regarding the display.
This could therefore fill the screen completely, without notches or holes.