It was recently reported that Apple was working on a foldable iPhone, but the company may be shifting focus on a foldable MacBook/iPad hybrid with a touchscreen keyboard, according to a report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman shared with 9to5Mac.
According to the details, the Cupertino-based tech giant seems to be working on a 20-inch foldable device, which is said to a MacBook and iPad hybrid with a touchscreen keyboard. Furthermore, the new report suggests that Apple is looking into dual display format for the foldable MacBook/iPad hybrid device.
Gurman said that Apple could go with a foldable 20-inch screen attached to a physical keyboard or just have one ide of the display serving as a virtual keyboard. “I’m told Apple has indeed been exploring a dual screen, foldable MacBook/iPad hybrid that would take the second approach.” he added. “It would trade in the physical keyboard and trackpad for a fully touchscreen base.”
This will be a completely new device and product category for the company, but the actual release of the product is likely a long while away. However, it is pertinent to mention that there is no official confirmation or announcement regarding such a product by Apple.
According to the report, Apple may release such a product by 2026, which is close to the release time for its first foldable smartphone and some other notable products, including AR glasses, mixed reality headset, and even the highly anticipated Apple Car.