Apple is working on a foldable MacBook, according to a leak. It should not be released until 2026.
The first piece of information we received came from Ross Young, an analyst at DSCC (Display Supply Chain Consultants), who stated that Apple plans to release a foldable MacBook in 2026. Mark Gurman, a Bloomberg journalist, backs up this assertion, claiming that Apple is working on a dual-screen foldable MacBook/iPad hybrid. If that’s the case, Apple may introduce a whole new category of dual-purpose devices to the market.
Apple is vying for a spot in the folding gadget industry.
The numbers speak for themselves: according to DSCC, just 200,000 foldable cellphones were sold in 2019, compared to 2.3 million in 2020 and 5.6 million in 2021. According to the DSCC, there will be ten times more foldable cellphones available in 2025. (i.e. 56 million). A thriving market that is still in its early stages of development.
Manufacturers such as Lenovo and Asus, on the other hand, see further and are already interested in another type of laptops: those with foldable screens. Some versions, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold and the ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, have already been formalized by primarily Asian firms, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold and the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED that ASUS exhibited at CES in Las Vegas this year.
It’s difficult to conceive that Apple would refuse to join the revolution currently underway. Despite dominating the touch pad industry, the company only ranks fourth in the computer market, far behind the winning trio of Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Attacking the 20-inch screen market, which can be converted into a portable PC, would be a solid approach to maintain dominance in the tablet industry while catching up in the computer business. Read also; Apple Watch Series 7 rapid charging is available for the first time on Belkin’s new $150 3-in-1 charger.
“ We’re hearing there’s interest in even bigger sizes, around 20 inches. This size could create a new category for Apple and result in a true dual-purpose product, a laptop that has a full-size keyboard when folded and can act as a display when unfolded. and used with an external keyboard. It could also allow UHD/4K resolution or even higher than that size. The deadline is probably later than 2025, but it could be 2026 or 2027 ”Ross Young, DSCC analyst
What could this foldable MacBook/iPad look like?
Apple is working on a massive 20-inch foldable iPad. When folded, it would function as a laptop (the screen can be used as a virtual keyboard), while the upper portion would function as a touch screen (to be used with an external keyboard?) Depending on the contents of the screen, the user can then interact in one of two ways. Because of its large display space, the completely unfolded screen may be utilized to watch videos (series, films, etc.) in the best possible conditions.
“The company could opt for a 20-inch foldable screen attached to a physical keyboard or just one side of the screen acting as a virtual keyboard. I’ve been told that Apple has indeed been exploring a dual-screen foldable MacBook/iPad hybrid that would take the second approach. It would ditch the physical keyboard and trackpad for an all-touch base”Mark Gurman, reporter at Bloomberg
If Apple does produce this product, it will be a first for the company, which has never demonstrated interest in hybrid devices in the past, based on its catalog. Meanwhile, Ross Young expects that it will be available in three years, coinciding with the debut of the much-anticipated Apple Car. The least we can say is that Apple has a busy calendar ahead of it, and it hasn’t stopped surprising us. Read more; Apple AirTags are being misused to stalk people