MacBook With Foldable Display Will Actually Have 18.8-Inch Screen, Analyst Says

Less than two hours after Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said a MacBook with either an 18.8-inch or 20.2-inch foldable screen would launch in 2026, display industry expert Ross Young has said the device will indeed feature around an 18.8-inch screen.

Foldable Screen MacBook Concept AstropadA foldable-screen MacBook concept by Astropad

In a post on social media platform X, limited to his paying subscribers, Young said he expects the device to be equipped with an 18.76-inch display instead of a 20.25-inch display for "cost reasons." In a folded position, Kuo said an 18.8-inch MacBook would be similar in size to a traditional 13-inch or 14-inch MacBook.

It is expected that a MacBook with a foldable screen would feature an all-screen design with a virtual keyboard, but exact design details have yet to be rumored.

Kuo said Apple is aiming to make the foldable screen "as crease-free as possible," and he said this could result in the device being nearly as expensive as Apple's Vision Pro headset, which starts at $3,499. He also said the foldable-screen MacBook will be equipped with Apple's next-generation M5 chip, which has yet to be announced.

It seems like a foldable-screen MacBook is still a few years away, and Apple will firm up its plans for the device as its launch gets closer.

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Top Rated Comments

Skoua Avatar
4 weeks ago
Big screen: yes.
Virtual keyboard: god please no.
Score: 89 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThailandToo Avatar
4 weeks ago
This is what we get instead of an iPad with a real OS that allows us to use it as a tablet or computer. This somehow is going to be a Mac with MacOS that also is touch based and we can convert it into a tablet. Somehow I don’t think this is better than just giving us the ability to run MacOS or Mac apps on the iPad Pro.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Mac Daz Avatar
4 weeks ago
So just a bigger iPad that folds
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
4 weeks ago
Doesn't seem very "Pro" to take away the whole tactile feeling of typing on a keyboard...
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
danny1305 Avatar
4 weeks ago
I’m sure people will find a way to complain about this as well
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unity451 Avatar
4 weeks ago
this is stupid. and unnecessary.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)