The foldable iPhone would be unveiled in 2022, reveals a leak. Rumor has it that the first iPhone with a foldable screen is intended to replace the iPad Mini, Apple’s small-format tablet. In the process, we learn more about the supposed technical sheet of the terminal.

A foldable iPhone concept
A foldable iPhone concept by Let’s Go Digital

Like most Android manufacturers, Apple is actively working on the development of its first foldable smartphone. For now, the information about this first foldable iPhone can still be counted on the fingers of the hand. The device is still in the development stage in Cupertino in the greatest secrecy.

According to The Verifier, a site specializing in Israel, the foldable iPhone would be built like an iPhone capable of converting to an iPad. Folded, it would work like any iPhone. Unfolded, it could be used as an iPad. It would therefore skip iOS and run instead on iPadOS, the OS dedicated to iPad.

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Launch end of 2022 at a price of 1,499 dollars?

Under these conditions, the site ensures that the foldable iPhone is intended to replace the iPad Mini, the small format tablet with a 7.9-inch screen. Once the foldable iPhone hit the market, Apple would remove the tablet from its offer. The media evokes the technical sheet of the foldable iPhone. It would be powered by a Bionic SoC designed by Apple Silicon coupled with a minimum of 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. It’s not really a surprise.

Also according to The Verifier, Apple plans toanchor the foldable iPhone during a keynote in November 2022. For now, the launch schedule for the device is probably not yet finalized. Other sources are counting in particular on a release no earlier than 2023. Under conditions, Apple would leave the field open to Samsung for several more years.

Foldable iPhone would be offered starting at $ 1,499. This is little compared to Apple’s pricing habits. For example, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is already marketed from $ 1099. It seems hard to believe that the foldable iPhone would be cheaper than the Galaxy Z Fold 2, sold for just over € 2,000 by Samsung. We’ll tell you more as soon as possible. While waiting for more information, feel free to give your opinion in the comments below.

Source: The Verifier