Wednesday, June 19, 2024

MacBook With Foldable Display Will Actually Have 18.8-Inch Screen, Analyst Says


Less than two hours after Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said a MacBook with either an 18.8-inch or 20.2-inch foldable screen would launch in 2026, display industry expert Ross Young has said the device will indeed feature around an 18.8-inch screen.

A foldable-screen MacBook concept by Astropad
In a post on social media platform X, limited to his paying subscribers, Young said he expects the device to be equipped with an 18.76-inch display instead of a 20.25-inch display for “cost reasons.” In a folded position, Kuo said an 18.8-inch MacBook would be similar in size to a traditional 13-inch or 14-inch MacBook.

It is expected that a MacBook with a foldable screen would feature an all-screen design with a virtual keyboard, but exact design details have yet to be rumored.

Kuo said Apple is aiming to make the foldable screen “as crease-free as possible,” and he said this could result in the device being nearly as expensive as Apple’s Vision Pro headset, which starts at $3,499. He also said the foldable-screen MacBook will be equipped with Apple’s next-generation M5 chip, which has yet to be announced.

It seems like a foldable-screen MacBook is still a few years away, and Apple will firm up its plans for the device as its launch gets closer.Tags: Ross Young, Foldable MacBook
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