Apple's first flexible display is iPad, not iPhone

Apple's first flexible display is iPad, not iPhone

Many analysts still felt that Apple would not be able to ignore indefinitely the trend of smartphones with a flexible display, and in about a couple of years' time will present a version of the iPhone with a transformable hull. CCS Insight experts are confident that the company will take the first steps in this direction in the iPad family by preparing a tablet with a flexible display for the debut in 2024. The experience gained will allow the company to release the iPhone with a flexible display in the future.

According to CCS Insight experts referred to by CNBC, there is little point in Apple issuing an iPhone with a flexible display next year. The announcement of such a device carries too many risks under current conditions. First, such a smartphone should be significantly more expensive than the existing iPhone models — in fact, the price should be close to $2,500 to avoid damaging the sale of smartphones of traditional designs that cost $1599 in the case of iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Second, if Apple had encountered technical difficulties in developing an iPhone with a flexible display, it would have caused significant damage to the company ' s image. On the other hand, Apple could not ignore the trend towards the use of flexible displays, so that a safer option for the technology debut could be to produce an appropriate version of the tablet. This would also have raised interest in tablet computers as such. Early forecasts of Display Supply Chain mentioned the possibility of iPhone being released with a flexible display not earlier than 2025, but in a way highlighted Apple ' s interest in appropriate devices with a screen diagonal of about 20 inches. Theoretically, the company could also use flexible displays in the laptop segment.

CCS Insight predicts that Apple will be able to integrate the modem into the iPhone processor by 2025, providing this series with the support of 5G networks. As early as 2019, Apple bought a mobile modem business from Intel, but so far the benefits of the work of the relevant specialists have not been translated into the product of the first company. Experts have predicted that Apple smartphones in the next model year will still rely on the use of Qualcomm modems. Apple's relationship with the latter is not smooth, and from the perspective of the Coopertino company, vertical integration offers the opportunity to optimize costs, so that the question of the rapid emergence of Apple's own fashion solutions is likely to be on the agenda. Based on projections from CCS Insight, it will still be possible for the company to incorporate modems into its own iPhone processors as early as 2025.