Apple Taps Samsung for Foldable iPhone Displays

Apple is slated to unveil the iPhone 16 series later this year, introducing several novel features. However, in recent years, the design of the iPhone appears to have reached a standstill, prompting many to advocate for innovative changes. The market for foldable smartphones has expanded rapidly over the past few years, with technology increasingly maturing. There have been multiple reports over the years about Apple developing a foldable iPhone.

According to Wccftech, Apple has entered into a new procurement agreement with Samsung, which will supply the displays for the first foldable iPhone. Samsung, a leader in the smartphone display sector, has long been Apple’s largest supplier. Therefore, Apple’s decision to opt for Samsung’s top-tier new displays is hardly surprising.

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Earlier this year, it was reported that Apple was developing a foldable iPhone initially planned for release in 2026. However, due to technological hurdles, the launch has been postponed to the first quarter of 2027. Although Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold have undergone several iterations and are technologically refined, Apple seems to be waiting for further advancements, with concerns such as screen creasing being a major focal point.

After years of effort, Samsung has built a strong reputation for its foldable smartphones, consistently dominating this niche market for several quarters. Rumors suggest that Apple may introduce two different models of foldable iPhones, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold.

However, Apple’s first foldable product might not be an iPhone but could potentially be an iPad or even a MacBook, as there have been ongoing rumors about the development of foldable versions of these devices.