Apple Considering Foldable iPad, According to Supply Chain Sources

Apple is considering releasing a foldable iPad in the future, according to a paywalled preview of an upcoming DigiTimes report shared today.

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"Apple, who is rumored to have been working on foldable smartphones for several years, reportedly is considering extending the effort to the tablet sector," the preview says, citing sources from the upstream supply chain.

The report corroborates existing rumors about a foldable iPad. In January, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that a foldable iPad would launch in 2024, but Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young said they had not heard anything about such a device at the time. Kuo said the foldable iPad would feature an all-new design and a lightweight and durable carbon fiber kickstand.

Like foldable smartphones from brands such as Samsung and Google, a foldable iPad would have a hinge that allows the device to be opened and closed like a book, resulting in a much larger display than existing models when it is unfolded. A foldable iPad would likely be positioned above the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which starts at $1,099.

Apple has yet to release any devices with foldable displays, but rumors suggest the company is considering all options over the long term, including a foldable iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It remains to be seen if Apple ever releases any of these devices, or if the plans will remain limited to the research and development stage.

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Top Rated Comments

codewrangler Avatar
12 months ago
This would be a stupid product...there is no need for it.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
12 months ago
I'm really not a fan of foldable screens. The crease in between the screen kills everything. It looks too cheap, gimmicky, and flimsy. ?

In my opinion, a curve screen would be more appealing!
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WestonHarvey1 Avatar
12 months ago
Foldable stuff is so janky. I can't imagine Apple finding the current technology aesthetically acceptable even if it were useful.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mansu944 Avatar
12 months ago
Why?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spaceboi Scaphandre Avatar
12 months ago
Yes making a foldable iPad is definitely the solution to fix the iPad lineup. Not improving iPadOS, not making the iPad more Mac like to justify buying an iPad Pro, but making a folding iPad, that will win people over.

Man, what happened to you iPad?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
uller6 Avatar
12 months ago
Yeah I have no interest in foldable screens. I like the candybar/slablet form factor thank you very much.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)