Apple is testing a 9-inch folding screen device, called an iPhone/iPad hybrid

According to the latest report, Tianfeng International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple is testing a device with a 9-inch foldable display, but the company’s long-rumored iPhone folding screen is unlikely to be available in 2025 . launched years ago.

Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted that Apple is “actively testing” a device with a 9-inch foldable OLED display with a PPI between the iPhone and iPad. The device is said to be used to evaluate and validate key Apple foldable technologies and may not feature any of the specs of a final retail product.

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Kuo believes that Apple’s development of foldable products initially focused on mid-sized devices, then devices with larger displays, and finally expanded to smaller devices like the iPhone.

Ming-Chi Kuo also revised his prediction from last year (saying that Apple will launch a foldable iPhone as soon as 2024), explaining that it is now clear that the forecast needs to be revised until 2025 at the earliest. He also said that Apple’s first foldable device could be a hybrid iPhone and iPad, or simply a foldable iPad.

Kuo’s comments were in response to a report by South Korean media The Elec that Apple is working with LG to develop a foldable OLED display panel with an ultra-thin cover glass for future Apple tablets and laptops. In February, display analyst Ross Young reported that Apple was working on a large foldable device, explaining that the company was exploring a full-screen foldable notebook with a display size of about 20 inches.

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