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Business News/ Technology / News/  Apple's foldable device: Rumors swirl about a potential foldable iPad or MacBook debut

Apple's foldable device: Rumors swirl about a potential foldable iPad or MacBook debut

Apple's entry into foldable devices might not be the iPhone Fold as rumored, but possibly a foldable iPad or MacBook. The company's meticulous approach could delay the release until 2025, sparking speculation about the form factors of its debut in the foldable market.

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In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, Apple's entry into the foldable device arena has been a subject of speculation for years. Recent reports from DigiTimes suggest that the tech giant's inaugural foldable offering might not be the much-rumored iPhone Fold, but instead, a larger device, possibly a foldable iPad or MacBook.

The delay in Apple's foray into foldable technology is reportedly due to the company's commitment to maintaining stringent quality standards. Despite collaborating with Samsung on display development, Apple is said to be in search of a foldable panel that meets its exacting requirements. To achieve this, the company has redirected engineers from other projects, including the Vision Pro, to internally perfect the foldable technology.

Moreover, the report suggests that Apple's meticulous approach may extend the timeline for the release of its foldable device, with some speculating a potential launch not earlier than 2025. While this delay might disappoint those eager for a foldable iPhone, it opens up room for speculation regarding the form factors of Apple's debut in the foldable market.

One intriguing possibility is a foldable iPad, with tech enthusiasts speculating about a redesigned iPad Mini featuring a foldable display. Such a device could provide unparalleled portability without compromising on screen real estate, catering to users seeking a compact yet powerful tablet solution.

On the other hand, rumors of a foldable MacBook have also circulated, though with less substantiated claims. Some industry watchers express the opinion that Apple should focus on perfecting foldable technology for smaller devices before venturing into the realm of laptops.

In the end, whether Apple's first foldable device materializes as a foldable iPad, MacBook, or something entirely unexpected, one thing is certain: the tech world will be watching closely as Apple unveils its vision for the future of foldable technology.


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Published: 24 Feb 2024, 04:52 PM IST
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