Apple’s foldable iPhone to launch in early 2027, breaking with tradition

According to a new report from Korean outlet The Elec, Apple’s first foldable iPhone is now expected to launch in “early 2027.” This is a later release window than previously rumored, which suggested a late 2026 launch.

The report claims that Apple is delaying the launch of its foldable iPhone in order to “ensure quality.” The company reportedly wants to make sure that the foldable iPhone is ready for mass production before it releases it to the public.

TheElec’s report also corroborates previous rumors that Apple is working on a foldable iPad and a foldable MacBook. However, these devices are not expected to be released until 2028 or later.

Apple has not yet officially confirmed any of these plans. However, the company has been granted a number of patents for foldable devices, which suggests that it is indeed interested in this technology.

Foldable iPhone to break with tradition

The launch of a foldable iPhone would be a major departure from tradition for Apple. The company has long been a proponent of the traditional smartphone form factor, with a large display and a single front-facing camera.

However, the foldable smartphone market is growing rapidly, and Apple is reportedly under pressure from investors to release a foldable device.

TheElec’s report claims that Apple’s foldable iPhone will have a 7.5-inch display that folds in half. The device is said to be powered by Apple’s next-generation A17 Bionic chip and will feature a triple-lens rear camera system.

Pricing and availability

It is still too early to say how much Apple’s foldable iPhone will cost or when it will be available for purchase. However, it is likely to be a premium device, with a price tag of over $1,000.

The foldable iPhone is also expected to be in high demand, so it is possible that Apple will have a limited supply of the device at launch.



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