After bringing a breath of fresh air to an often stagnant market with their launches, folding devices represent a now consolidated category in the technology sector thanks to the work of brands such as Samsung, Oppo, Huawei, Lenovo, and Asus to which Apple should be added, according to some rumors.
The Cupertino giant, once the driving force behind technological innovation, in recent years has preferred to abandon being first-launching approach in favor of a more conservative one, choosing to perfect its creations rather than distorting the user experience in order to adopt the last available tech before the competition.
Apple foldable MacBook to launch in 2025
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Apple has been developing a 20 inch foldable MacBook laptop, which will launch in 2025. This was reported by The Elec portal, with reference to sources familiar with the situation.
We note that the project of a folding MacBook with a flexible 20.25 inch display is at an early stage of development. When folded, the device will offer a 15.3 inch screen.
According to the source, Apple also plans to release the first iPad with an OLED screen in 2024. And in 2025 a foldable device may launch as an alternative to the compact tablet iPad mini.
At the moment, there are several models with flexible displays on the market. So, in 2020, Lenovo released the X1 Fold, which was the first laptop with a folding screen. A new model become available in 2022. Offering a 16.3 inch screen when unfolded and a 12-inch display when used as a laptop. Similar devices have also become available by Asus.
Additionally, Asus earlier this year introduced the Zenbook 17 Fold. It features a 17.3 inch screen when opened up and a 12.5 inch panel when folded into laptop mode.
In any case, it appears that Apple will be far late in the foldable party than companies like Samsung. However, we’re waiting how a future Apple foldable will be different from the competition.