Apple could have a counter-offer to the Galaxy Z Fold, but it won’t be available for a while.
Samsung has been at the forefront of the foldable phone revolution with devices such as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Despite some significant shortcomings, each of these phones are really technical marvels in their own right. We’ve been hearing reports about Apple’s iPhone Flip plans for quite some time now, and now there’s even more gasoline on the fire for the speculation.
Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known financial expert, shared two pieces of information on this subject with 9to5Mac. It is not likely that we will see a foldable iPhone until 2025, according to him, correcting his previous forecast that suggested that one will be available in 2024. It sometimes takes Apple a long time to embrace new technology, and foldables are no doubt difficult to create and test because to their unique shape.
Possibly even more significant than this is the discovery that Apple may be working on a phone/tablet hybrid device, similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. When folded, the gadget looks like a thin phone, but when unfolded, it looks like a tablet computer. The truth is that Apple is said to be testing a 9-inch display, which would be massive compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Given that the 9-inch display “is being used to validate critical technologies and may not be the final product standard,” Kuo did his best to hedge his bets. Furthermore, he added that Apple has a foldable approach that is small, medium, and giant in scale. No one knows what the ambiguous dimensions signify, but there have been rumours about a foldable MacBook in the works since the early design phases.
After everything is said and done, Apple may decide that it does not even want to enter the foldable market, at least not for the time being. The product category is still in its infancy, and there are still teething problems to iron out, such as durability and battery life. However, if Samsung’s current Galaxy Z sales are any indication, many people are drawn to these gadgets because of the potential they hold.
Keep in mind that the year 2025 is a long way off. Of course, if Apple decides to abandon its ambitions for a foldable iPhone, all of this anticipation may be for nought. We’re not sure whether we’d prefer an iPhone in the manner of the Galaxy Z Fold or something like the Galaxy Z Flip, which harkens back to the ultra-pocketable flip phones of the past.