7-inch Foldable iPhone With Apple Pencil Support Could Debut in 2023

BY Sanuj Bhatia

Published 16 Feb 2021

Foldable iPhone

Apple is known to be working on a foldable iPhone. Recent leaks and rumors have suggested that the first foldable iPhone from Apple will debut next year. A new report, published today by EqualOcean, details Apple’s plan for the second generation of its foldable iPhone.

According to Omdia, a Canada-based investment research firm, Apple will launch a foldable iPhone in 2023. It is expected to feature an OLED display, with a screen size of 7.3-7.6 inches. The report also says that the company will ‘add an activity pen’ support to the device, hinting that the foldable iPhone will feature Apple Pencil support. The report highlights:

“Omdia, a global communications and digital media research organization, predicts that Apple may launch a 7.3-7.6-inch foldable OLED smartphone in 2023 and add an activity pen to its foldable iPhone.”

A flurry of recent leaks and rumors have pointed that Apple is working on a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip style clamshell iPhone. The company has also tested a foldable version of Ceramic Shield glass for its folding iPhone. Ceramic Shield is the new technology of the glass that debuted with the iPhone 12 series. It offers up to 4 times higher shatterproof resistance than the older generation iPhones. The clamshell iPhone isn’t expected until 2022, though.

Taking a look at the competition, Samsung is also said to be working on the S Pen support for its third-generation of Galaxy Z Fold. The Cupertino-based giant is also said to be in talks with Samsung, due to the latter’s experience in folding displays.

What features would you like to see on the foldable iPhone? How often do you use Apple Pencil? Do you think it will be a valuable addition to the product? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

[Via EqualOcean]