Over the last few years, many companies have become interested in entering the foldable devices segment, and many have already launched their first devices. Apple is also reportedly interested in the segment, and based on sources in the industry, the company is apparently exploring the idea of a 20-inch foldable iPad/MacBook hybrid.
Traditionally, Apple is mostly late when adopting new technologies in the smartphone and tablet space. While companies such as Samsung have already released 3 generations of their foldable devices, Apple is still in early talk stages with display manufacturers in China for their foldable market entry.
According to the latest Power On newsletter from Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, Apple is working on a 20-inch foldable device with a design that is inspired by the MacBook and the iPad. It is expected to have a touchscreen based keyboard instead of a physical keyboard and trackpad, similar to Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold. The device is only expected to arrive sometime in 2026, around the launch of Apple’s AR glasses and maybe the Apple Car.