Rumors of a respectable iPhone are back about four years, but within three we can actually get one, according to a respected Apple analyst.
Researchers spied in a note MacRumors, Ming Chi-kuo 2023 is the D-Day for the upcoming foldable Apple iPhone handset to challenge Samsung’s Galaxy Z fold and Z Flip offerings.
In fact, Samsung has already been judged to have helped Apple, with the company’s display unit set to provide an 8-inch flexible screen for Apple’s own efforts in this regard.
According to Kuo, Apple has already targeted sales of up to 20 million for a long-rumored spread of the iPhone range for a new form factor.
“Currently, the product positioning of foldable smartphones is primarily to integrate smartphones and tablets,” Ku wrote.
“But we believe that foldable smartphones are one of the applications of foldable design. We speculate that foldable devices will blur product divisions between smartphones, tablets, and laptops in the future. With the advantages of its cross-product ecosystem and hardware design, Apple will be the biggest winner in the new foldable device trend. “
Kuo also says that Apple plans to differentiate its offerings using the ‘Silver Nanotech Touch Solution’, which is said to be superior to the Wi-Octa technology used by Samsung.
Apple’s entry into the market will likely provide a heavy lift for the sector, which so far has gained mainstream traction through a combination of price tags around a standard flagship phone, some early reliability issues and the absence of a killer. Is struggling Use case until this date.
The company has a proven record of finding these use cases that engage a previously reluctant public to embrace new devices or form factors. We agree with this concept, but are still not convinced that this is the path Apple will take.