It’s not just Ming-chi Kuo and other leakers talking about Apple releasing foldable products. Samsung itself, a pioneer in the format for smartphones, believes that the rival will launch foldables soon — but no foldable iPhone for now.
according to The Electhe Samsung Mobile Experience (Samsung MX), the company’s division for the mobile market, believes that Apple will launch its first foldable devices in 2024. The information was released at a meeting with suppliers.
Foldable iPhone only after 2025
Samsung has not given a prediction about a foldable iPhone, but analyst Ming-chi Kuo says that we will only see this smartphone after 2025. The South Korean hopes that the rival will debut the format on a MacBook or iPad Only, let’s face it, a Foldable iPad or MacBook wouldn’t be too bad either.
It is easy to imagine the proposal of a “MacBook Fold”, something speculated by Samsung. Apple’s folding laptop would be similar to the Asus Zenbook Fold — recently launched in Brazil. The MacBook Fold would be a “giant tablet” when open, but would have more usage options when folded, such as an extended display, keyboard monitor, or on-screen keyboard.
Already an “iPad Fold” would be a device able to compete with the Samsung Z Fold, whose segment is the middle ground between tablet and smartphone. With this product, Apple can have a strong model to serve the public that wants something with a larger screen than the Z Fold.
Regarding the format of a “Fold” iPhone, Kuo himself said that Apple is testing different types of foldables: a flip smartphone (vertical opening) and a notebook type (horizontal opening). Whatever Apple decides, it needs to be careful.
Samsung says young people are switching from iPhones to foldables
according to The Elecat the meeting with the suppliers, Samsung showed a survey that points out that the rate of South Korean iPhone users in their 20s and 30s switching to foldables is up to four times higher. The manufacturer also announced that 90% of the public that uses a foldable plan to buy another foldable when switching smartphones.
At the meeting, Samsung also presented that the foldables market should grow 80% by 2025. Even though it was hopeful, the company pointed out to suppliers the challenges they need to solve for the format to become even more popular: more resistant screens (that do not get such a sharp crease), lighter components and a stronger vibration motor.
With information: The Elec