In a series of tweets, Kuo said he expects an “all-new design foldable iPad” to be the next big product launch in the iPad lineup, with no major iPad releases in the next nine to 12 months. The analyst said the foldable device would arrive in 2024, but did not provide a more specific timeframe.
The analyst’s latest survey indicates that a carbon fiber material will be used for the iPad’s kickstand to make it light and durable. Chinese polishing and bonding supplier Anjie Technology will be the new beneficiary of the foldable iPad, said Kuo.
This isn’t the first time we have heard rumors of Apple planning to launch a foldable iPad. An October 2022 report from analysts at CCS Insight claimed Apple plans to use a foldable iPad in 2024 as a practice run for foldable technology before adopting it on the iPhone.
Apple is testing a foldable iPad display that’s around 20-inches in size, according to reliable display analyst Ross Young, however Young expects the device to hit the market a lot later in 2026 or 2027.
Apple is said to be working with LG to create an ultra-thin cover glass that could be used on the company’s foldable products, although it’s not clear whether the material would be used in an iPhone or iPad.
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