In a new note to investors, renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that an in-screen fingerprint scanner will appear on the iPhone in 2023. It is noteworthy that until recently the expert called slightly different terms. In particular, Kuo was confident that Touch ID would return to the iPhone as early as next year.
However, now the analyst has slightly corrected his previous forecasts. Ming-Chi Kuo explains his “miss” by the fact that work on the under-screen fingerprint scanner is at an earlier stage than originally thought. The analyst believes that such delays may affect iPhone shipments in 2022-2023.
Ming-Chi Kuo also shared information about Apple’s foldable smartphone. According to the latest data, the iPhone Fold may only be released in the fall of 2024. Although initially the analyst claimed that already in 2023 the company will be able to produce and put on the market from 15 to 20 million foldable smartphones. It is possible that the correction of forecasts is also associated with some delays and difficulties when working on the iPhone Fold.
Interestingly, at the beginning of August, another authoritative source shared such information – Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. According to him, users will have to wait another 2-3 years for the iPhone Fold. The delay was due to Apple’s desire to bring to market the most convenient folding smartphone, which will solve the problems inherent in competitors.
A source: AppleInsider