Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.

The Game 161

macrumors Nehalem
Original poster
Dec 15, 2010
30,569
19,777
UK
I'm sure this may get locked when the site creates an article but kuo reported this morning he expects a foldable ipad to arrive in 2024. Will you have interest in this? no real news on size. But I believe it was mentioned maybe 8 inch device but that was when it was rumoured as a foldable iphone.
 

VaruLV

macrumors 6502a
Mar 25, 2019
630
558
It might as well be rumored Mac-iPad hybrid, wont be the first time people misinterpret things when it comes to rumored devices.

If its just an iPad - not the slightest interest at all, no "pro" apps and some 3000-3500€ price for a toy is not something Id be interested in ever.

My M1 12.9 is already overkill with all that power that goes nowhere, now imagine M1/M2 12.9 on steroids that still lacks calculator.
 

iPadified

macrumors 68000
Apr 25, 2017
1,972
2,190
Doubtful without knowledge about how fast it will age, the image quality and the robustness. A foldable device in the range of 20 inch is mentioned. This is not for the common person but those relying on pencil for work.

For work, no, not even a 16 inch rigid iPad is a good choice. It will be very fragile for travelling unless hard cases are used (like violin cases). A foldable device will be less fragile when stuffed into a backback.
 
  • Like
Reactions: VaruLV

sam_dean

Suspended
Sep 9, 2022
1,262
1,091
I've had bad experience with folding phones or hinged phones.

I'll let the gentile folks buy the 1st 10 generations to pay for the R&D
 

Pakaku

macrumors 68040
Aug 29, 2009
3,200
4,605
A crease in the screen sounds awful to run your fingers across or draw on, and I doubt the hinge will be sturdy enough to take those kinds of forces. No thanks.
 

floral

macrumors 65816
Jan 12, 2023
1,011
1,232
Earth
Hmm. I don't know. Whenever something new and different gets revealed, a lot of negative opinions (by that I mean more than usual) spread around because it's new and different. I like the idea of a foldable iPad-Mac hybrid, would solve most of the problems of people that want a powerful tablet that can also fully exert said power. Now you can have a tablet with true desktop-class apps.

And if it's just a foldable iPad, then there would be a lot of cool combos available. For example, want a true typing experience? Fold it like a laptop and use the bottom as a touch keyboard (knowing Apple, they won't do that because they need to sell Magic Keyboards.)
 

ericwn

macrumors G4
Apr 24, 2016
11,993
10,749
While I doubt that we’ll get a hybrid Mac iPad I’m generally speaking always interested in new devices and how one could integrate them. But it’s too early to be more specific for me at this stage.
 

Rafterman

Contributor
Apr 23, 2010
7,267
8,796
After years of trashing Samsung, the second Apple puts out a foldable, people around here will hail it as the most revolutionary thing ever.

Personally, I think a phone should come first. I don't see a huge point in taking a big iPad and making it slightly less big.
 

NastyMatt

macrumors 6502
Jul 7, 2020
497
690
I am not against foldables but there are a couple of requirements I have before I would entertain buying one 1. no crease - no way I could use an Apple pencil on an iPad with a crease in it 2. when closed it must be nearly (or close to) the thickness of its equivalent non foldable option - carrying a non-foldable iPad is no big shakes so a foldable iPad must solve a problem not create one.

It is interesting to see what a foldable iPad could bring - I very much doubt it is purely to have a sort of built in keyboard as touch typing on a screen is not nearly as productive as a physical keyboard.
 

rulymammoth

macrumors 6502
Jun 8, 2015
382
462
I am not against foldables but there are a couple of requirements I have before I would entertain buying one 1. no crease - no way I could use an Apple pencil on an iPad with a crease in it 2. when closed it must be nearly (or close to) the thickness of its equivalent non foldable option - carrying a non-foldable iPad is no big shakes so a foldable iPad must solve a problem not create one.

It is interesting to see what a foldable iPad could bring - I very much doubt it is purely to have a sort of built in keyboard as touch typing on a screen is not nearly as productive as a physical keyboard.

Yeah, the crease is a no go for me too. I still really don't see the utility in this unless they're much thinner than their current iterations.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.