Apple is planning to enter a new phase of its product lineup, according to recent leaks which reveals a new angle to Apple’s approach to folding devices. Based on one of the rumors, Apple’s latest product development is a foldable notebook with a 20.5-inch display.
According to display analyst Ross Young, this cutting-edge device could be launched as early as 2025.
As per a recent speculation, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed the tech giant was developing a foldable iPad for 2024. However, Young and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman disputed this notion and stated there are no signs of such a product being launched in the near future.
This is not the first time the rumors of an all-screen foldable MacBook have made headlines, as Young shared similar information in February 2022. He stated that Apple was in talks with suppliers about foldable notebooks with displays around 20 inches in size.
Today’s report suggests that Apple is still pursuing its foldable notebook idea, which would allow users to either use a full-size on-screen keyboard when folded or connect an external keyboard when unfolded. Young has previously referred to this product as an “all-new product category” for Apple.
Unlike current Mac notebooks that feature a single display with a keyboard and trackpad, this dual display design is expected to be a game-changer. The exact positioning of the rumored 20-inch Apple foldable, whether as an iPad, Mac, or a new product category, is still unclear. However, multiple sources seem to agree that 2024 may be too early for such a cutting-edge device.
It will be interesting to see how the American Technology company markets its new line of foldable products in the future, since folding devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 are already becoming a market norm.