In a note to clients — as noted by iMore — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple could have a foldable iPhone ready as soon as 2023 with a screen size between 7.5 and 8 inches.
“Could” is the key word. Kuo says production hasn’t gotten underway and that the arrival of such a device depends on how things progress with “key technology and mass production issues” that are currently causing the firm problems.
In the past, I’ve been dubious that Apple would ever offer a foldable iPhone. However, the tech has filed for and/or been granted various patents for such a device. And there have been other such rumors.
As noted by iPhoneinCanada, Chinese analyst firm EqualOcean claimed last month that Apple’s first foldable smartphone may add Apple Pencil support. Additionally, the firm claims that the foldable iPhone will feature a 7.3 to 7.6-inch OLED display and may launch in 2023.
However, as iPhoneinCanada notes, EqualOcean “is not commonly known for its leaked information so its latest report may be taken with a grain of salt.”