Apple apparently wants to right a wrong. After some of their iPads failed the bend test, the company is considering turning that flexibility into a strength and releasing a foldable iPad.
The rumor mill of late suggests Apple is seriously considering coming a foldable device of their own. It won’t be an iPhone – at least, not any time soon – but a bigger device, around 20 inches.
That leaves the iPads/MacBooks to consider. Most likely, Apple will consider a hybrid of the two if the rumors become reality, with one half of the touchscreen turning into a virtual keyboard when folded.
Analyst Ross Young and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman both agreed that the company is ready to enter the foldable market.
The first mentioned a foldable iPhone would have to wait until 2025, with a notebook that folds bridging that gap.
Gurman, however, seemed even more sure of the fact that Apple is looking at 20-inches devices that could fold at a moment’s notice.
If they’re right we might be looking at something similar to Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 concept which made it into a commercially available product or ASUS’ next Zenbook 17 Fold OLED.
The Zenbook 17 Fold OLED should launch in Q2 this year as a 17.3 inch tablet that folks into tinier 12.5-inch screens.