Apple Foldable iPad: Apple is reportedly working on a foldable iPad with 5G support and a massive screen and could launch it in 2020, a media report said. The rumour comes from London-based global information provider IHS Markit’s analyst Jeff Lin, who has claimed that Apple was quietly working on such a device, news portal 9To5Mac reported on Friday.
According to Lin, Apple foldable iPad will support 5G, will have the latest A series processor, and will feature a display nearly as large as the current MacBook line. He didn’t describe the design of the device, so we have no idea whether this foldable iPad will have a single screen that folds in half, or if Apple will go another route. Lin also noted that it will be highly portable and have “business-friendly” features, which might make it the laptop replacement the standard iPad isn’t (despite Apple making strides on this front in recent years).
Lin believes that Apple foldable 5G iPad could launch as soon as next year, but considering that Apple has yet to even release a 5G phone, it’s hard to imagine a 5G foldable tablet being ready within the next 18 months. That said, there have been rumors that 5G could come to the iPad line before it hits the iPhone.