Apple is planning to launch its competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold by 2023. Apple foldable device is expected to come with a 7-inch screen and Apple Pencil support, according to the research and consulting firm, Omdia. Also Read: Mark Zuckerberg vs. Tim Cook: Facebook wants its staff to “inflict pain” on Apple over privacy row
What we know so far: According to Omdia, the foldable device from Apple will feature a screen size in the range of 7.3 to 7.6-inches. It is also expected to come with an OLED panel. The reports talks about an ‘activity pen’ which in all probability means Apple Pencil, currently only available for iPad.
It has been common knowledge for a while now that Apple is testing out the foldable displays. The launch in 2023 says that that display is still in the early development stages. Also Read: Will you buy 5G Blackberry smartphone in 2021?
With smartphone sales for Apple plateauing, a new segment of foldable devices could breathe a new lease of life and excite customers again. Foldable phones from Samsung, despite initial hiccups, did increase the customer interest levels. Additionally, Google, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are other major phone makers bringing their foldable smartphones this year. Also Read: Clubhouse – A sanctuary for liberal and progressive voices in China
What can we expect: Apple is expected to come with two different foldable devices. The first could have a clamshell design and the other could be like Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. However, nothing is confirmed yet. It is also not known whether Apple would discontinue some of its variants or would have foldables alongside four other regular alternatives – iPhone mini, regular iPhone, iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max devices. Also Read: Google will use your Android phones for early earthquake detection
Steve Jobs was never in favour of including stylus’ with iPhone. Back in 2007, during the launch of iPhone Jobs had said “Who wants a stylus? You have to get them, put them away, you lose them. Yuck! Nobody wants a stylus. So let’s not use a stylus.”