While Samsung and other manufacturers like Motorola have entered the foldable phone market in recent months, the Apple brand is taking more time. According to several corroborating sources, a foldable iPhone is well in development, but should not arrive before 2023 …

The future of mobile telephony resembles its past. For several months, smartphone manufacturers have been competing in ingenuity and bending over backwards to offer a new kind of phone.

Samsung, with the Galaxy Fold or the Z Flip, Motorola, with the Razr, or Huawei, with the Mate X (all available on the SFR online store): the big brands now offer foldable phones, resembling the clamshell devices of the early 2000s, but whose system allows the screen size to be doubled. All the big brands? Almost. A small village of die-hard engineers is still resisting. Because Apple has not yet presented a model of this type, and according to several leakers, this should not happen in the near future …

Komiya, a leaker whose information very often turns out to be correct, confirmed what several sources have been indicating for some time: Apple is working on the development of a foldable iPhone. Only, the apple brand is playing the turtle compared to the Samsung hare, and would not plan to market this new kind of product before … 2023.

3 nanometers on foot, it wears out, it wears out

As long as it takes its time, Apple would therefore seek to do things right. So the plan is that once unfolded, this future iPhone simply turns … into an iPad. A 2 in 1 product that is more funky than a shampoo. The leaker also ventures to speak of the technical characteristics planned for the device, which would embed an A16X or A17 processor engraved in 3 nanometers. This new manufacturing process should be implemented from 2021, and was originally expected to equip the iPhone 14 (which should arrive in 2022). Which seems to correspond to this future foldable iPhone / iPad, and above all to guarantee it an absolutely incredible speed of execution.

The leaker also thinks he knows that the fingerprint reader and the camera could be located under the screen, as expected for many future devices, but also that this iPhone or iPad (we do not know yet how to classify it, or under which OS it could run), would be the perfect complement to future Apple Glass. Glasses intended for augmented reality are for their part expected in 2021. By then, they may well have had time to become more democratic. Just like foldable phones …

While waiting to discover the foldable iPhone, find all the Apple products, including the amazing iPhone 11 and iPhone SE, on the SFR online store.

Sources: Phonandroid, 01net