Top Apple analyst says foldable iPad could launch in early 2024
A foldable iPad with a carbon fiber stand is reportedly in the works and could launch in early 2024.
This information comes from Famous Apple Twitter tweet Ming-Chi Kuo via Twitter thread (opens in a new tab). While there’s not much to glean from the short lines, what he revealed paints a rather interesting picture for the tech giant in 2023. According to Guo, Chinese manufacturer Ansett will provide the carbon fiber stand for the new device and is expected to benefit greatly from this “growing trend of stand-equipped foldable devices.” He went on to say that the upcoming iPad will launch alongside a revamped iPad Mini, which “may begin mass production around the same time.” As for the near future, things are going to be a little less friendly to consumers.Kuo says it’s possible “there may be no new iPad releases in the future” [nine to 12] months” as Apple works on its upcoming devices. He also predicts a 10% to 15% year-over-year decline in iPad shipments in 2023.
Market research firm NPD Group, Report on technology sales in the U.S. (opens in a new tab) “It is expected to be down 8% year-on-year by the end of 2022.” This year the figure is expected to drop another 5%. Apple appears to be gearing up for a tough 2023 as consumer spending falls.While the near future looks gloomy, Kuo said he is positive that both the foldable iPad and the new iPad Mini models “will boost shipments.” [plus] Improve product mix. ”
For the past few years or so, news of foldable Apple devices has been floating around the internet. Back to 2021 (opens in a new tab), Kuo said that a foldable iPhone with an 8-inch screen will be released this year. However, this may not happen for a while, given the “critical technical and mass production issues” affecting the device. At first, this “clamshell,It’s expected to launch sometime in 2025, as it’s sometimes said, and it’s going to be very expensive. One leak suggested a price tag hovering around the eye-watering $2,500 mark.
Between the foldable iPad and the iPhone, Analyst firm CCS Insights We think the former is more likely to happen first, since foldable smartphones will be very expensive and the device will have to deal with inevitable technical issues. Metaphorically speaking, some things have to bleed first. It could also be an iPad, rather than something “high-profile like an iPhone.” Samsung confirms this theory As it predicted, Apple will also unveil its first foldable phone next year. Like CCS Insights, the Android giant thinks it’s going to be some kind of tablet.
So it seems like a foldable Apple device is inevitable at this point. Just don’t expect an iPad model or iPhone Flip to show up at this year’s WWDC23 event. The company is now playing its cards close together.
If you’re interested in buying a foldable phone, you have to buy an Android device for it.Be sure to check TechRadar for the latest updates List of the Best Foldable Phones of 2023 These include the Huawei Mate XS and Galaxy Fold 4.