Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said earlier this week, Said That Apple is working on a foldable iPad option. However, his “competitors” Ross Young and Mark Gurman said they have no information about such a company’s tablet.
At the same time, Ross Young added that he has information about a foldable 20.5-inch laptop that could be released in 2025 (although he himself said such rumors were just PR campaigns). not excluded). He had already expressed similar thoughts on such a laptop last year.
We’ve heard of a 20.5-inch foldable notebook in 2025, but nothing about a foldable iPad in 2024. Perhaps this would be good PR for the hinge company…
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) January 31, 2023
And so far the analyst hasn’t given up on his word. According to him, the company is still looking at laptops with foldable screens, where the virtual keyboard can be used in the bent position or the external keyboard can be used in the open screen position.
Of course, this would be a new category of corporate device that would be very different from traditional Mac laptops. That’s why it’s hard to tell at this point if a device falls into the iPad, MacBook, or newer category. But most agree that similar things shouldn’t be expected in 2024.
Given that the company spends a lot of resources on AR/VR headsets, it’s clear that another new Apple gadget won’t be ready in a hurry, as there are still plenty of other devices to update.