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Rumor | The foldable iPhone might come with Apple Pencil support

The first foldable iPhone might have Apple Pencil functions. (Source: Apple)
The first foldable iPhone might have Apple Pencil functions. (Source: Apple)
Apple is thought to have a foldable iPhone in the works. However, according to a new report, the market analyst group Omdia claims that its launch has been pushed back to 2023. Then again, it might share the feature of Apple Pencil compatibility with many iPads by that time.

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According to multiple leaks, Apple is working on its first-gen foldable iPhone, so as to catch up to other OEMs such as Samsung and Huawei. However, according to a new tip published in the industry blog EqualOcean, it will not make it to the market until 2023.

Then again, the same outlet now also asserts that the "iPhone Fold" will come rounded out with Apple Pencil support at that juncture. This might make sense, as Samsung is now thought to release its own first foldable device with S Pen support in 2021. Then again, the foldable iPhone's latest leak suggests that it will take a form more like that of the Galaxy Z Flip rather than the more book-like Galaxy Z Fold.

Therefore, the Apple take on the flexible device might have a main display of 7.6 inches across diagonally at the most. In addition, it is hard to imagine how a Pencil might snap onto a clamshell as it does onto some iPads. Therefore, should a folding iPhone really have a stylus-compatible screen layer, it might not have this additional convenience. This, however, might still be preferable to the iffy in-Lightning-port placement of the initial Pencil types.

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I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-02-16 (Update: 2021-02-16)