20-Inch MacBook With Nearly 'Crease-Free' Foldable Screen Rumored

LG is aiming to begin mass production of display panels for a MacBook with a 20.2-inch or an 18.8-inch foldable screen in the fourth quarter of 2025, according to information shared today by Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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In a post on Medium, Kuo said Apple is aiming to make the foldable screen "as crease-free as possible," which will require the use of high-cost components. As a result, he said the foldable MacBook could be nearly as expensive as Apple's Vision Pro headset, which starts at $3,499. The 16-inch MacBook Pro currently starts at $2,499.

Kuo estimated that foldable MacBook shipments will exceed one million units in 2026, suggesting that the device will launch in around two years from now.

He expects the device to feature Apple's next-generation M5 chip, which has yet to be announced.

Kuo is one of three sources to have mentioned a 20-inch MacBook, alongside display industry analyst Ross Young and Korean website The Elec. However, there is no guarantee that the device progresses beyond the prototyping stage.

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Top Rated Comments

Palliser Avatar
3 weeks ago
An actual Mac rumor!
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jarutais Avatar
3 weeks ago
I fail to understand how a Macbook with foldable screen would benefit the user experience... A foldable device that transitions between an iPhone and an iPad would make more sense to me...
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
McWetty Avatar
3 weeks ago
“Likely to be expensive…”

LOL. Welcome to Apple, Mr. Kuo.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hajime Avatar
3 weeks ago
I want 20" MacBook Pro but I don't want it to be foldable.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
3 weeks ago
Until foldable is 100% crease free, hard pass. Can't say I really would want it anyway.

I wonder how/where this crease will be? When considering a foldable iPhone/iPad it is very easy to imagine using the "half" device and then unfolding it for basically a 2x size device, how does one fold a laptop?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
3 weeks ago
Oh boy ... here comes a full day of "anti-folding devices" postings..
ha!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)