Just because Apple hasn’t released a foldable device yet doesn’t mean it doesn’t plan to. The Elec reports that the company is collaborating with LG to create foldable OLED screens for future MacBook and iPad laptop models. At the moment, the foldable iPhone is still more of a myth than a rumor.
It’s not a MacBook, it’s not an iPad: it may be a “hybrid”
Let’s see more precise data: these foldable OLED screens they would be 17 inches and have 4K resolution. When folded, they could become something of an 11-inch MacBook, with the keyboard and trackpad also on a single screen. The whole panel would be covered with a protective glass cover.
Precisely Mark Gurman also mentioned a “hybrid” device in its leaks a few weeks ago, something between a tablet and a laptop that could be interesting for those looking to take advantage of an iPad to the fullest of its capabilities.
On the other hand, Ming-Chi Kuo also said his and He spoke from a 9 inch folding device. But that we wouldn’t see soon, because it would be the basis of a future foldable iPhone that we won’t see until at least 2025. What they would do in Cupertino is test the screen technology in a prototype dedicated just for this purpose. The final phone still has a lot of development work to do, it seems.
The parts are beginning to chart the course for a future line of foldable devices: first Apple would launch the big ones, to scale down until launching a foldable iPhone that could represent its new lineup premium. We will have to wait a few more years.