Despite the huge Samsung Galaxy Fold fail, Apple customers need foldable iPhones — and they’re willing to pay a premium for them.
A brand new consumer survey from UBS discovered that more than a third of respondents could be down to fold their phones, in keeping with CNBC. Apple clients reportedly confirmed interest in paying as a lot as $600 extra for a foldable iPhone, per the research.
Plopping down most of a rent check just to get an iPhone that folds could seem unusual; however, Apple followers are used to paying a premium.
The question is not whether or not individuals would buy a foldable iPhone. They nearly assuredly would, as long as it wasn’t a complete disaster just like the planned Samsung Galaxy Fold launch earlier this summer.
Samsung tried to push out the Galaxy Fold before it was prepared. Reviewers who got their hands on early models reported large technical issues with the phone, which was supposedly pretty good when it really worked.
Still, Samsung needed to delay the launch to later this year, so the foldable phone revolution got off to an inauspicious start. UBS mentioned Apple might launch its own foldable phone by next year; however, 2021 is a better bet.
Apple is seemingly going to make its 2020 iPhones 5G compatible, so it is likely to be a bit much to make them foldable at the same time.