20 Oct, 23

Apple is accelerating development of a foldable iPad!


According to a paid report published recently by DigiTimes, Apple is working closely with suppliers to accelerate the development of the foldable iPad, and is expected to small-scale trial production as soon as the end of 2024. If all goes well, Apple plans to release this innovative product in late 2024 to early 2025.

Before this, its competitors Samsung, Huawei and others have launched foldable phones, and in the absence of Apple’s move, the market’s enthusiasm for this technology has been high. Now, Apple is clearly hoping to be the first to introduce this technology in the tablet market, further solidifying its leadership position in the global tablet market.

According to supply chain sources, Apple began working closely with suppliers on the foldable iPad as early as 2023. Patents for the design and functionality of the device were approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office in February, further raising expectations that Apple is about to launch a foldable iPad.

The patent filing shows a tablet with a foldable screen and flexible hinge mechanism design, capable of folding and unfolding in different use cases. In addition, the design of this device is also very striking, its thin, beautiful design, the frame is made of metal, and the overall look is very stylish.

If Apple can successfully launch a foldable iPad, then it will undoubtedly have a further boost to its tablet market position. At the same time, this will also be a major impact on the global tablet market, indicating that the future of tablet computers will be more innovative and diversified direction.