iPhone Fold delayed until at least 2025

The rumor: Apple has delayed their foldable iPhone to 2025 at the earliest, according to Ross Young (100% accurate).

  • While Ross Young originally said that a foldable iPhone could launch in 2023 at the earliest…he is now changing his prediction to a tentative 2025
  • Young states that Apple “Does not appear to be in a hurry to enter the foldable smartphone market,” and the device could be delayed even longer

Ian’s Take: I never expected Apple to release a foldable device in 2023; it is far too early. There are too many problems with foldable devices, such as reliability, scratch resistance, and of course, the crease. When bringing them to the scale that Apple would, it would be near impossible using current technology.

Second report echoes 2022 launch for iPhone Fold

The rumor: Following a similar report last week, Apple’s foldable iPhone is set to debut in less than 2 years, according to Economic Daily News (36.8% accurate).

  • Samples of iPhone Fold have reportedly been sent to Foxconn
    • The hinge must sustain more than 100,000 folds in testing, compared to 20-50,000 for laptops
  • A foldable iPhone could launch as soon as September 2022

Our take: 2 reports are now suggesting a late 2022 launch for iPhone Fold, but it’s still extremely early on for rumors. Seems like a realistic timeline, though.