Apple Expected to Launch 8-inch Foldable iPhone in 2023

In 2023, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in an announcement to MacRumors investors about launching a foldable iPhone with an 8-inch QHD+ flexible display of OLED.



In March, credible analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported Apple was developing the first foldable iPhone in 2023. Kuo is reinforcing the reports that it is shipping up to 20 million units of this model in its first year of sales in a new investor note posted on Monday by 9to5Mac.


Kuo said that Apple will ship between 15 million and 20 million foldable iPhones by 2023, based on sources. The business is probably going to operate in conjunction with Samsung, as the sole provider of foldable OLED displays for the upcoming iPhone models.


The analyst has forecast that the smartphone will have a screen from 7.5 to 8 inches in his previous article on the first foldable iPhone; he has now re-inforced that Apple will use an 8-inch foldable display. Even though Samsung is currently leading the foldable market, Ming-Chi Kuo feels that Apple's deep "cross-product ecosystem" would be a benefit with the first foldable iPhone.


Currently, primarily smartphones and tablets have their product location integrated. However, we think that the folding smartphone is just one app in the folding design. We expect that the product segmentation of smartphones, tablets, and laptops will in the future fluctuate. Apple is the biggest winner in the recent foldable software trend with its cross-product ecosystems and hardware design advantages.

Based on our recent industry survey, Apple will likely launch a foldable QHD+ flexible OLED display in 2023, with SDC as its sole display provider and Samsung's Foundry as an exclusive DDI foundry provider. Based on our newest industry survey, we predict that On the basis of Apple's requested capacity plan, we expect to see 15-20 million units of foldable shipments in phone shipping by 2023. We expect TPK's silver nanowire contact solution to be the foldable solution TIFFONE because of its many benefits compared to SDC's Y-OCTA Technology.

Kuo predicts that pliable smartphones will become a "must-have" for all major smartphone marks and will fuel the next high-end "big substitution period" and believes Apple to be the "grossest winner" in the trend towards pliable devices. According to Kuo, in 2023, Apple ships 15-20 million foldable iPhones.

Currently, primarily smartphones and tablets have their product location integrated. However, we think that the folding smartphone is just one app in the folding design. We expect that the product segmentation of smartphones, tablets, and laptops will in the future fluctuate. Apple is the biggest winner in the recent foldable software trend with its cross-product ecosystems and hardware design advantages.

Kuo predicts that the forthcoming Silver Nanowire Contact / Founding solution for displaying the product would take the lead in providing the Apple Foldable Devices industry with a 'long-term competitive advantage.' For future foldable devices that endorse more than one fold, this display technology will be essential.

Future foldable devices need a touch technology supporting multiple folding modes, roll-out, medium-to-large display and durability, compared with just a single folding in current folding phones. If the benefits of the above requirements can be compared, the silver nana cable is equivalent or superior to Y-Octa of SDC.

Kuo says that for the HomePod contact interface, Apple already uses silver nanowire, which enables Apple to "manage the technology" with small volume output at a lower cost.


It, not the first time we heard Kuo's stories about a foldable some-phone lunatic. This was not the first time. In March, Kuo said Apple might expect to introduce a foldable timeline with a 7.5-8-inch display in 2023, but Kuo said that the timeline was based on "primary technology and mass manufacturing problems" being resolved by Apple.


Kuo also said in the same letter that "no official start" was made to the development on a foldable "fillable" — although the plans of the company may have advanced, with Kuo giving more information on the display technology which is being used by the company.


Even so, we do not know if the gadget is more like Galaxy Z Fold or Galaxy Z Flip— or is even entirely different from current foldable handsets.



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Source- MacRumors, 9to5mac

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