While a bunch of big tech companies, including Google, will launch their first-ever foldable smartphones this year, Apple seems to be in no hurry to launch its foldable iPhone. The company was supposed to launch the foldable iPhone in 2023, but now it looks like we won’t be able to see it before 2024.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the foldable iPhone has been delayed until 2024 due to lower than expected development progress. Apple’s first-ever iPhone with an under-display Touch ID is also delayed due to the same reason and is now said to go official in the second half of 2023. This rejects the rumor that under-display Touch ID will be ready for the 2022 iPhone lineup.
The Apple analyst is of the view that the delay will have a negative impact on the iPhone shipments in 2022 and 2023.
We don’t have much information about the upcoming foldable iPhone, but rumor has it that it will feature an 8-inch QHD+ flexible OLED display panel. Unfortunately, we don’t know anything beyond some details about the display.
Taking about the regular iPhone, while Apple is testing under-display Touch ID for its upcoming flagship iPhones, the company’s long-term goal is to introduce under-display Face ID technology to its future iPhones, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman(via 9to5mac).
Meanwhile, Apple has failed to keep the upcoming iPhone 14 under wraps. The leaks give us not only the renders but also the specs of the next-generation iPhone 14. The fact that so much about the upcoming iPhone has been leaked this early is disappointing for the Cupertino tech giant, but tech enthusiasts will welcome any iPhone leak with open arms no matter how early. You can track all the iPhone 14-related news here.