Apple is working on its first device with a foldable screen (it won’t be an iPhone).
After years of rumors and speculation, it seems the release of Apple’s first foldable screen product is very close.
After years of rumors and speculation, it seems the release of Apple ‘s first foldable screen product is very close. According to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is working on a large device with a folding screen. It probably won’t be a MacBook, as speculated last year, but an iPad (perhaps a new iteration of the Mini).
This foldable device, reports the 9to5mac site, could make its release in 2024, that is in a year. It seems that Apple for the moment is very careful not to want to enter the foldable smartphone segment. According to Ross Young, an equally well-known analyst specializing in the display chain, there is almost no evidence that Apple intends to immediately produce a foldable iPhone.
All clues, on the contrary, lead to a larger display. Always 9to5mac cites the case of the disastrous launch of the first Galaxy Fold, an extremely defective product that cost Samsung a lot in terms of reputation. Apple, which on the contrary wants to keep the reputation of a brand that produces impeccable premium devices, would still be stalling. We probably won’t see a foldable iPhone before 2026.
Conversely, the tablet market is of more marginal importance to Apple. Apple, in other words, believes it can experiment more freely. Both Young and Min-Chi Kuo believe that Apple could launch its first foldable iPad between 2024 and 2025, much sooner than most analysts previously predicted.