According to a new report from Digitimes, Apple is said to be working on a foldable iPad that could enter production by the end of 2024. While Ming-Chi Kuo had previously predicted a later release, this report suggests that the foldable iPad could be announced as early as 2025.
The main focus of Apple’s development is reportedly on creating a display crease that is barely noticeable, aiming to outshine the design of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series. However, it is unlikely that the iPad Fold will be released without any crease, as panel manufacturers have not yet found a solution to this issue. As a result, we can expect to see some form of crease on the foldable iPad.
It’s worth noting that the name “iPad Fold” is purely speculative and does not have any official confirmation. Similarly, details surrounding the design, features, and launch timeline of the rumored iPhone Fold remain a mystery. If the foldable iPad is successful, Apple may consider releasing a foldable iPhone in the following year.
However, the success of the foldable iPad will heavily depend on its pricing. Analysts expect it to be quite expensive, possibly starting at over $2,000. This could require a reassessment of what defines success for an iPad, as it may deviate from the norm.
There is also a theory circulating that Apple may never release a foldable iPhone and instead explore other form factors such as rollable or slidable handsets.
Overall, while the release of a foldable iPad is still a few years away, it presents an exciting prospect for Apple fans and the industry as a whole. As we await further updates, it will be interesting to see how Apple tackles the challenges of a foldable device and how it compares to the competition, such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series.