Since 2020, rumor mills have reported that Apple is developing a foldable iPhone. Although the details of its design and features are not mentioned, there is information available on its alleged display and launch date. Sharing his predictions on Apple’s foldable products, Ming-Chi Kuo recently said that the Cupertino tech giant is “actively” testing a 9-inch foldable iPhone with an OLED display but the model will not launch before 2025.
Previously, the Economic Daily claimed that Apple’s partners Foxconn and New Nikko developing prototypes of the foldable iPhone which could launch in 2022. And Kuo said that an 8-inch foldable iPhone would launch by 2023. However, he has now revised his former predictions.
Apple’s foldable iPhone might feature a 9-inch OLED display with a resolution between 264 to 460 PPI
In his new tweets, Kuo states that the Cupertino tech giant is developing “medium, large, & small” foldable products. And is currently testing a foldable device featuring a 9-inch display with Pixel Per Inch (PPI) between iPhone and iPad but it is likely that the tested technologies are not available in the final product.
The display of the current iPhone 13 series has a resolution of up to 460 ppi and the iPad models’ resolution of up to 264 ppi. Therefore, the display of the upcoming model might have a resolution between 264 and 460 ppi.
He also added that the alleged foldable device might be a foldable iPad or a hybrid of iPad and iPhone with an OLED display. Currently, Apple ships the new iPhone and Apple Watch models with OLED display technology, and reportedly, the company wants to replace mini-LED display tech with next-generation OLED panel for 2025 MacBook Pro and iPad Pro models. 2021 MacBook Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models feature mini-LED.