Apple to Launch a Folding Screen iPhone with an 8-Inch QHD+ Flexible Screen in 2023

Apple foldable smartphone
Apple foldable smartphone

According to MacRumors, well-known analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo reported in an analysis report to investors that Apple is designing a folding screen iPhone and hopes to announce it in 2023. This device will have an 8-inch QHD+ resolution OLED flexible display, with advanced technologies.

According to our most recent industry report, Apple will most likely announce a foldable iPhone with an 8-inch QHD+ flexible OLED display in 2023, with SDC as the exclusive display supplier and Samsung Foundry as the exclusive DDI foundry provider. We expect that foldable iPhone shipments will exceed 15-20 million units in 2023, based on Apple’s requested capacity schedule. We anticipate that TPK’s silver nanowire contact solution will be used in the foldable iPhone due to its numerous advantages over SDC’s Y-Octa technology.

Kuo believes that foldable phones will become a “must-have” for all leading mobile brands, accelerating the next “super replacement cycle” for high-end products, and that Apple will be the “biggest winner” in the foldable mobile trend. According to Kuo, Apple will ship 15 to 20 million foldable iPhones in 2023.

At the moment, the core product position of foldable smartphones is to merge the handset and notepad. However, we assume that the foldable mobile is just one of the foldable design’s applications. We believe that foldable devices can blur the product lines between smartphones, tablets, and laptops in the future. Apple will be the biggest winner in the latest foldable smartphone trend, thanks to its cross-product ecosystems and hardware design advantages.

According to Kuo, the new iPhone will utilize a silver nanowire touch solution for the smartphone’s touchscreen, giving Apple a “long-term competitive edge” in the foldable mobile industry. This display technology would be needed for future foldable devices with more than one fold.

Future foldable devices would require touch technology that embraces multiple folds (as compared to the existing foldable smartphones’ single fold), rollability, medium to large display scale, and stability. As the benefits of the above requirements are measured, the silver nanowire is equivalent to or superior to SDC’s Y-Octa.

According to Kuo, Apple is now using silver nanowire for the HomePod’s touch interface, enabling Apple to “master the technology” at a lower cost by low-volume manufacturing.

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This isn’t the first time we’ve heard talk of a foldable iPhone from Kuo. Back in March, Kuo speculated that Apple might be preparing to release a foldable iPhone with a 7.5 to 8-inch display in 2023, but he added that this date will be contingent on Apple resolving “primary technology and mass manufacturing problems.”

Kuo said in the same note that development on a foldable ‌iPhone‌ had “not yet officially kicked off,” though Apple’s plans may have progressed with Kuo now providing additional details about the display technology the company plans to use.

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