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Apple foldable iPhones in the works! Know the possible launch date

Apple is speeding the process of bringing foldable iPhones to the market, but it will still take time. Experts predict 2026 to be the launch year. Check details here.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Feb 08 2024, 10:48 IST
India launch date of new Samsung foldable smartphones-check here
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
1/8 On July 26, Samsung launched its much awaited Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 foldable smartphones. The sale of the smartphone will begin on August 11. With the launch of these foldables, Samsung believes that it will strengthen its leadership in the market. (samsung)
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2/8 However, these products will be available in India at a later date. A Samsung official said that the devices will be launched in India in the subsequent week (after August 11). (Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
3/8 TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics said, "In a few more years, the foldables' market is set to surpass 100 million devices. Already, more than half of our users say they are considering foldable for their next upgrade."  (Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
4/8 Samsung India's Senior Director, Aditya Babbar believes that over the last five years, the foldables have provided Indian consumers with new and innovative experiences.   (Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
5/8 It is reported that 5th generation of the foldables will enhance the user experience as compared to its predecessor. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset will distinguish the foldable industry in terms of performance too.  (Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
6/8 The redesigned flex hinge improves the fold experience while also making the phone lighter. With new advancements, Samsung hopes to make the foldable more useful. The smaller size of the Flip 5 helps with its user-friendliness.  (Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
7/8 As per experts, the Samsung premium smartphone segments have increased and more than one out of five smartphones sold during the quarter of 2023. With trust and durability, people are willing to spend more on Samsung’s top devices.   (Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
8/8 Along with the foldable, Samsung also launched Galaxy Tab S9 in the price range of USD 799 to USD 119. And two watches, Galaxy Watch6 and Watch6 Classic which starts from USD 299 and USD 399.  (Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
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Apple is developing prototypes for foldable iPhones. Know when it is likely to launch. (Unsplash)

Over the years, we have seen various kinds of foldable phones in the market from top brands such as Samsung, Google, Oppo, and more. However, Apple is one such smartphone maker that has been delaying its entry into the foldable smartphone market. While the reason is unknown, it is now reported that Apple has fast-tracked its plans for rolling out foldable iPhones. It is rumored that Apple is developing prototypes for foldable iPhones and we may see the device in 2026. Check what the leak says about Apple foldable iPhones plans.

Apple is actually developing foldable iPhones

According to a report by the Information, Apple is developing two different prototypes for foldable iPhones after at least five years of planning and research. The foldable iPhones are expected to come in a clamshell fold design just like Samsung Galaxy Flip devices. As the development of the foldable has started, it is speculated that we may expect the launch in 2026, if it comes early.

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Apple is reportedly now in talks with a supplier in Asia for the components for two foldable iPhone models which are different in sizes. However, it is very much possible that the foldable iPhones can be cancelled if they do not meet Apple standards or the company's requirements.

Apple has been planning to develop foldable iPhones since 2018, however, due to various technical difficulties the plan was paused. Now, that these plans for an iPhone foldable have been rekindled, the company may well be planning a 7-inch foldable. We can expect that Apple may bring something new to what is already there in the market. As of now, we can only wait for updates or information about the plans laid by Apple.

Notably, earlier there was much talk about another Apple foldable device. It was rumored that Apple had shifted its plans from foldable iPhones to foldable iPads with 8-inch displays. Exactly where those plans are is still not very clear.

Stay tuned as we look to bring the latest on what is happening at Apple and its expected foldable devices.

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