Apple adds to the fashion, will launch a folding carbon fiber iPad
Apple released its latest iPad models a few months ago: the 6th generation iPad Pro and the standard 10th generation iPad. With the Pro model, this time Apple decided to use the powerful M2 SoC with graphics improvements, as well as Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. With the standard iPad, the changes were less noticeable, since it involved the use of an A14 chip, USB-C and a selfie camera in the center. These models do not imply major changes, but in 2024, Apple plans to launch a iPad with completely new designsince it will have folding screen.
In recent years we have seen how screen technology on mobile and portable devices has advanced by leaps and bounds. And it is that, we could already see the Samsung Galaxy Foldone of the first smartphones to feature a folding screen, as it was designed inside. What at first seemed like an extremely complicated technology to carry out, we now see it in various models of mobiles and even laptops. This type of folding screens caught the attention of Apple, which was expected to launch the first foldable iPhone in 2023. Although this time the theme of these screens does not focus on Apple smartphones but on their tablets.
Apple will launch an iPad with a folding screen in 2024
Flexible and folding screens have turned out to be a success in portable devices, because here having the largest screen and the smallest size are a goal to be met. We have already been able to see smartphones of multiple brands use these flexible OLED panels. When unfolding them, we are left with a much larger screen that can be very useful and when we do not use it, we can always store it in our pocket when folding it.
However, we have also seen this technology used in some tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold. But what we didn’t expect is that Apple scrapped the idea of the iPhone and decided that its first foldable was an iPad. According to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, this folding screen iPad would have a new desEsports Extrasand would be released sometime in 2024.
No new iPad models coming out this year, the foldable will be next
Analyst Kuo also indicates that curiously there won’t be a new iPad release in the next 9 to 12 months. This would mean that we probably won’t see a new model this year, which would imply that the next iPad to launch it could be the folding screen in 2024. If so, it would be a change in Apple’s strategy, where this time it will focus on a massive desEsports Extrasand feature change instead of a minor improvement.
Now, about this new iPad we hardly know anything, because the rumors have just leaked. But Kuo continues to reveal some additional details, such as the fact that he will have a carbon fiber bracket. This will give you a great durability and very light weight, compared to a metal one. Finally, the analyst concludes by estimating that Apple will suffer a drop in sales of their iPads of between 10 and 15% throughout 2023. Although if in the end this model with a folding screen turns out to be a success in 2024, sales would grow again.