Back in March, it was reported that Apple is working on its first foldable iPhone, and Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable analyst said that the foldable iPhone could be introduced in 2023. Now, the Cupertino-based company is once again reported to launch foldable iPhones with an 8-inch OLED display in 2023 and is planning to ship approximately 20 million devices in the first year.
According to a report from 9to5Mac, a new investor note reveals that Apple expects to ship up to 20 million foldable iPhone units in 2023. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the company is expecting to ship between 15 and 20 million units of this model in the first year of its sales. As per the reports, the tech giant will likely work with Samsung as the exclusive supplier of foldable OLED displays. This means the upcoming foldable iPhone in 2023 could be using Samsung OLED displays, the design and specifications of which are yet unknown, however.
2023 Foldable iPhone May Feature 8-Inch QHD+ OLED Display
In a previous report, Kuo had predicted that Apple’s first foldable device will sport a screen between 7.5 and 8 inches. However, now he has reinforced that the company will be using an 8-inch QHD+ flexible OLED foldable display from Samsung.
“We predict that foldable devices will blur the product segmentations between smartphones, tablets, and laptops in the future,” said Kuo in its note. ” With its cross-product ecosystems and hardware design advantages, Apple will be the biggest winner in the new foldable device trend,” he added further.
While the reports over time stick to 2023 being the year when the first foldable iPhone will be launched, but these plans may change over time. However, one thing remains clear that Apple is indeed planning to launch a foldable iPhone, a market where Samsung leads at the moment. Though there’s no clear information on the design of the upcoming Apple foldable device. But it’s been revealed in a patent that it could be outward folding. Currently, Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip devices are among the most popular foldables we have in the market.