The first foldable smartphone, Royole Flexpai dates back to October 2018. Since then, we have seen a plethora of foldable smartphones from popular manufacturers like Huawei, Samsung, Motorola, Xiaomi, and others. However, three years after the first foldable smartphone hit the public, we are yet to see any foldable iPhone. Although we are yet to see the first foldable smartphone, Apple is certainly working on it. The company has obtained patents for a variety of foldable screen solutions. However, there are reports that it is too early for foldable iPhones to launch.
According to popular Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will launch its first foldable smartphone in 2023. He also claims that this device will come with an 8-inch QHD+ flexible Screen. In addition, Mark Gurman mentioned that Apple is actively developing a foldable iPhone. Nevertheless, this product will not be available in the short term. However, the prototype of this smartphone is ready. Gurman said
“Apple will do this eventually, but it will take at least two or three years. I personally think that for me and many others, an iPhone with a huge, expandable 7 or 8-inch screen would be perfect equipment.”
Samsung launched the Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone on February 20, 2019. This is the first foldable smartphone from a popular smartphone manufacturer. It is expected that Samsung will release the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 on August 11. This device should debut Samsung’s under-screen camera proactive technology. Other manufacturers like Honor, Vivo, Google, and others are expected to launch their foldable smartphones within this year. This means that the foldable iPhone will be five to six years behind foldable Android phones
2022 iPhone will use titanium alloy model
It is now a few weeks to the official launch of the next-generation iPhone, the iPhone 13 series. However, there are reports that Apple’s 2022 iPhone will add a new titanium alloy model. However, the report also claims that this model will not hit the market until early 2023.
The industry believes that if Apple wants to introduce the titanium alloy material, the iPad will be the product line with the best water temperature test. This is more acceptable than the titanium alloy iPhone. Therefore, in 2022, the iPad is expected to be the first product line to use this technology. JPMorgan Chase previously predicted that Apple will launch the iPhone 14 series high-end models (or Pro) in the second half of 2022. The fuselage is expected to be made of titanium alloy, and other models will use aluminum. As of now, there is no official statement from Apple.