Apple is working on an iPad-Macbook hybrid with a large, flexible 20-inch display, Bloomberg columnist Mark Gurman said, citing Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young, who received the information from sources. in the supply chain.
According to Gurman, earlier there were rumors that the flexible iPad/MacBook could be connected to a physical keyboard, or one of the halves of the folding screen would be used as a virtual keyboard. Sources say that Apple chose the second option. More of a device will be a giant iPad that can be folded up for easy portability, or when one half of the display is enough to get the job done. Perhaps the package will also include a removable physical keyboard.
According to Gurman, the company has been working on the device for the past couple of years, but when it will see the light of day is still unknown. According to Ross Young, Apple plans to launch the foldable device around 2026, which is in line with the start date for Apple’s car and augmented reality headset.
Lenovo launched a similar device in late 2020 with the ThinkPad X1 Fold 13.3-inch convertible laptop. But, according to Digital Trends, it was not very comfortable to use due to the “cramped” physical keyboard and touchpad.