Apple says it's working on a 20.3-inch foldable MacBook, expected to enter production in 2027


Apple is said to be working on multiple foldable devices, including a clamshell foldable iPhone, a foldable iPad, and an unspecified foldable product with a larger display that is rumored to be in the works. However, new information suggests what could be the company's first foldable MacBook. A reliable Apple analyst has claimed that the Cupertino, California-based company is working on a foldable MacBook. This update comes after Apple was said to have halted the development of its foldable phone last month.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the MacBook was Apple's only foldable product with a clear development schedule at this time. If true, it would move the rumored foldable iPhone and foldable iPad further down the pipeline. According to Kuo, the foldable Mac will have a 20.3-inch screen and will likely enter mass production in 2027.

“Recently, I have received several inquiries about whether Apple plans to mass produce a foldable iPhone or iPad in 2025 or 2026,” Kuo said in his post. “My latest survey shows that at present, Apple's only foldable product with a clear development schedule is the 20.3-inch MacBook, which is expected to enter mass production in 2027.”

New information suggests that Apple's foldable products are still a few years away from hitting the market. Meanwhile, Samsung, Apple's biggest rival in the mobile sector, already has five generations of its clamshell and book-style foldable phones. Google also released the Pixel Fold last year and is said to be working on a second generation device.

There are no details available yet about the alleged foldable MacBook, or how the folding mechanism will be integrated into the device, given that all laptops are inherently foldable. Apple has not confirmed its plans for a foldable product. Recently, the company launched two new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models, both powered by its in-house M3 chipset.

A report last month said Apple was developing a foldable device larger than the iPhone, which could suggest a foldable Mac is in the works, in line with Kuo's claim. The report said that the larger screen could come in the form of a foldable notebook or tablet.

A tipster also claimed last month that Apple had halted development on a foldable phone due to folding display issues. But the company is reported to be working on both a clamshell-style foldable phone and a foldable iPad, with both devices in the early development stage.

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