Foldable smartphones are becoming increasingly popular in the market. Be it a clamshell device like the Galaxy Z Flip 5 or Find N3 Flip or a fold device like the Galaxy Z Fold 5 or the OnePlus Open. Accordingly, other manufacturers are also interested in this technology and want to offer other products with similar functions. So does Apple, a new report suggests.
Apple has long been rumored to be working on a foldable product behind closed doors. For example, there is already supposed to be an iPad prototype that, when opened, has a 20 inch size However, it was previously thought that such a device would not reach the market before 2026. However, a new report now suggests launching much earlier. According to a report by DigiTimes, the Californian company is currently investing heavily in the development of the new iPad and is planning a. Small series production by the end of 2024.
When will the iPad “fold” be released?
If this information is correct, Apple may already have the first foldable iPad Late 2024 or early 2025 come to market Of course, it cannot be ruled out that there will be delays during development. The design is intended to be visually the same Four years of development Not final yet.
Apple iPad (2022) with 10.9″
Ideal for notes, writing and university: With the iPad (2022), Apple offers a mid-range tablet that is particularly attractive to students. The device offers a 10.9″ LCD, an Apple A14 SoC and 64 GB of memory.
Finalization of the prototype
Accordingly, Apple is currently focusing on reducing manufacturing costs and optimizing the design to ensure a more attractive price-performance ratio. The current prototype should also have a visible fold, With support from Samsung Display And the LG display, can be made smaller. The The hinge is apparently already ready for mass production, however, Apple is still working on a more affordable design version. With this first iPad “fold,” Apple not only wants to increase iPad sales, but also identify potential challenges with foldable technology before considering a foldable iPhone. At the end of 2022, a modder has already shown what such an iPhone “flip” could look like.
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