A few days ago we heard rumors that Apple was stretching work on a foldable device of about 20 inches. Quite a surprise, especially because of the size because so far, apart from the iMac, the biggest slabs are the MacBook Pro 16. Now Mark Gurman gives us more details on this.
A pretty amazing device
The first information we had on this interesting device, for lack of a better qualifier, came from the famous analyst Ross Young. According to Young, Apple was in conversations with your suppliers about a new product category
“The same source report also suggests that Apple is experimenting with a 20-inch foldable-screen MacBook. This screen would be folded in half, so we would have a laptop that’s around 10-inches with half the screen doing the job as well. “Keyboard and/or touchpad. Unfolded, those 20 inches could be a full-sized computer to run an external keyboard and mouse.”
Now, in his latest edition of the Power On newsletter, Mark Gurman confirms that indeed Apple has explored double screens. Screens that would result in a hybrid device between a MacBook and an iPad.
“The company could opt for a 20-inch foldable display connected to a physical keyboard or simply use one side of the screen as a virtual keyboard. I’m told that Apple has explored a dual-screen foldable MacBook/iPad hybrid that adopts La second approach would be to swap the physical keyboard and trackpad for a full touchscreen docking station.”
Undoubtedly, a most interesting development for a future Mac, but one that doesn’t necessarily have to come, no matter how much testing Apple does. Just from its investment in R&D, it is clear that Apple is testing a lot of ideas, many of which do not reach the market. That said, the possibility of an all-touch MacBook is open, we’ll see.
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