05 January 2021
UPDATE (December 18th, 2020):
A new report has surfaced online that corroborates foldable iPhone launch claims for 2022. The report is coming from Digitimes which expects Apple to enter the foldable smartphone segment in two years. It says that this will boost the demand for flexible OLED displays where Samsung is the leading supplier.
Apple entering the foldable market will undoubtedly be a huge thing. We have seen Apple takes its time to do things but when it does, it is usually worth the wait. It will be interesting to see exactly what it would do better than others in the foldable segment.
Original (November 11th, 2020)
The internet is full of reports and leaks related to Apple's plans for releasing a foldable iPhone and today, we have one more report to add to that. This new report is coming from The Verifier, an Israeli publication, that cites its sources to claim that the first foldable iPhone will arrive no sooner than 2022.
The report mentions that Apple has already begun testing glass panels for a device that would be the first-ever foldable iPhone. It will be a cross between the iPhone and the iPad mini. This essentially means is that Apple will end up killing the iPad mini once it announces the foldable iPhone for the market. If this is true, we could even see the device running iPadOS instead of iOS.
The base model of the foldable iPhone will feature 8GB RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. We know that Apple products are some of the most expensive gadgets on the planet and this rumored device will be no different. It is reported that the foldable iPhone will cost $1,499 for the base model which is expensive but considering it is a foldable device, this is pretty much the standard pricing for all OEMs.
This is undoubtedly an exciting report for all iPhone fans who are waiting for a foldable model but we would suggest not to get too excited yet. We have been hearing such rumors for more than two years now but Apple is yet to offer even a hint of such a product, let alone make any major announcement. This is the reason it is advised to take these claims with a pinch of salt.