If you’re waiting for the highly anticipated foldable iPhone, you might want to circle 2023 in your calendar. That’s when analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks Apple could launch its first foldable .
The foldable iPhone, which could be delayed or even canceled if development doesn’t go smoothly, will reportedly offer a 7.5- to 8-inch display. This suggests that it will be positioned as a Galaxy Z Fold competitor rather than a Galaxy Z Flip rival.
Kuo’s report follows separate reports from Bloomberg and The Elec. The former did not give a launch schedule and suggested that Apple is still in the early stages of development, while the latter pointed to a release in 2024 at the earliest.
On the topic of features, Apple Pencil support was recently rumored. However, we do not know much more about what it will offer.
The iPhone 11 was the best-selling smartphone of 2020, and it should continue to sell well this year and beyond, but by the end of 2022, Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to phase out the model. A few months later, in the first half of 2023, Apple is expected to unveil a successor with a similar design, Face ID, and the added bonus of 5G connectivity.
Kuo expects this model to cost under $600, which suggests it could be a future generation iPhone SE Plus to replace the model expected this year.
Apple could release a foldable 8-inch iPhone in 2023