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Rumors have been swirling for a while about Apple’s plans to release a large all-screen folding MacBook Pro. However, the current state of foldable display technology seems to be the primary obstacle causing the delay in its launch.
Back in early 2022, speculations were rife that Apple was secretly developing a sizable foldable display, exceeding 20 inches, designed to incorporate a touchscreen keyboard. The rumored device was expected to be either a MacBook or an iPad, leaving Apple enthusiasts eager for more information.
Towards the end of the same year, the focus shifted, and the consensus leaned towards Apple working on a foldable MacBook Pro, boasting a display size of around 20.5 inches. The tech giant aimed for a possible launch by 2026, provided all went smoothly.
Fast forward to the beginning of 2023, and the rumor mill buzzed with exciting news. Apple seemed to have accelerated its plans, aiming for an earlier release date. The foldable MacBook Pro was now anticipated to hit the market sometime in 2025. And as if that wasn’t enough, speculations continued about an “iPhone Fold” release in the following years.
The reliability of foldable displays has been a topic of discussion in the tech industry. Samsung Display Managing Director, Baek Seung-in, shared valuable insights during this year’s SID Review event in South Korea. While foldable displays initially faced some durability challenges, they have made significant improvements.
According to reports, Apple is actively collaborating with both Samsung Display and LG Display to bring its first foldable product to life. Additionally, the tech giant is actively filing patents for products featuring foldable displays, hinting at the potential for wider industry adoption.
Despite the mounting excitement surrounding Apple’s ambitious project, the company is understandably cautious. Apple likely intends to wait until foldable display technology achieves higher reliability before taking the plunge and launching its revolutionary product in this category.
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Regrettably, the supply chain insiders have not been able to pinpoint the exact launch date for Apple’s foldable devices. It appears that the wait will continue for a few more years, leaving fans eager for any updates from the Cupertino-based tech giant.
Six years ago, Apple was granted a patent for a “dual display” device, resembling a MacBook with a unique hinge mechanism. The lower part of the device automatically transformed into a digital all-screen keyboard when text input was required. This patent may offer insights into Apple’s approach to incorporating a foldable display into its MacBook Pro.