Supply chain news: Apple is considering a foldable iPad in the future
IT House News on July 25th, according to DigiTimes, Apple is considering launching a foldable iPad. The report cites sources in the upstream supply chain and matches previous rumors about a foldable iPad.
In January, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that a foldable iPad would be released in 2024, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and DSCC CEO Ross Young said they hadn’t heard of such a device. Ming-Chi Kuo said that the foldable iPad will adopt a new design and will be equipped with a lightweight and durable carbon fiber stand. Similar to foldable phones from brands like Samsung and Google, the foldable iPad will have a hinge that opens and closes like a book, offering a larger display than existing models when unfolded.
The specific specifications and price of the foldable iPad are not yet known, but it may be higher than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which starts at $1,099 (IT House Note: currently about 7,902 yuan). Apple hasn’t announced any devices with a foldable display, but rumors suggest the company is considering all options long-term, including foldable iPhones, iPads, and Macs. It remains to be seen, though, whether Apple will actually launch these devices, or just limit its plans to a research and development phase.