There's been talk of a foldable iPhone for years, but Apple's first foldable iPhone has yet to be released, and we've yet to even see an image of it beyond a patent sketch. However, things could change relatively quickly, as the latest leaks suggest that this foldable model could be launched in his 2026 year.
That's according to Korean website The Elec (via MacRumors), which says Apple's first foldable display is expected to arrive in either 2026 or 2027. The site adds that Apple's foldable display will be around 7-8 inches, which would put it in competition. The size is similar to the 7.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5.
Such a large size means this Apple foldable device will probably have a book-style design like Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold series, rather than a foldable phone design like the smaller Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. It means that.
Foldable iPhone or foldable iPad?
Curiously, The Elec claims that it's unclear at this stage whether this will be a foldable iPhone or a foldable iPad. If the latter, it could replace the iPad mini line, but as the site points out, Apple is also believed to be actively developing an iPad mini with an OLED screen. .
This probably won't be the iPad mini 7, which is thought to be released fairly soon without OLED. So the question is whether Apple will really launch an OLED iPad mini, perhaps after 2025, followed by a foldable iPad soon after. rear.
According to The Elec, Apple may be asking itself the same question, as it appears the company hasn't actually decided yet whether this will be a foldable iPhone or foldable iPad, and the specs are unclear. It is reported that no final decision has been made yet. This seems to be still in a fairly early stage of development.
Despite this, both Samsung Display and LG Display have reportedly been sending Apple 7-inch and 8-inch screen samples since last year, and Samsung Display is the leading manufacturer based on its experience building screens for the Galaxy. It is likely to become a display supplier. Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip lines.
Still, it seems like the information here is very preliminary and something could change. So at this point, I don't expect Apple to release a foldable one in 2026 or 2027, but I also don't intend to consider it.