MWC 2019 was all about foldable smartphones and 5G connectivity. First, we saw Samsung unveil the Galaxy Fold smartphone at its Unpacked event and then we saw Huawei launch its Mate X handset at the MWC 2019. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi too have been developing its own foldable smartphone. However, we should point out that Xiaomi’s foldable device is currently still in development although its videos and images have already been leaked online.
However, so far, Apple has been rather secretive about its plans regarding the foldable phone. A few days back, a patent from Apple was leaked online that showed that the company’s device would be a normal sized handset that would be able to fold in to a palm sized device. And now, some new renders have surfaced on LetsGoDigital that show a foldable iPad.
The render of a foldable Apple tablet hints that the company might be experimenting with foldable displays which we could see in the future Apple products. We should also mention that the leaked iPad render tells us that we might not be as far from Apple’s foldable device as we thought.
The render shows the Apple’s tablet folded from both sides and also the tablet in its full unfolded mode where it looks like a regular iPad Pro. If the leaked render shows the next iPad from Apple, then it will be a lot portable than other versions. But there is an area where the folded tablet falls short, its thickness. When folded, the tablet becomes twice as thick as the normal iPad Pro and Apple has been known for making slim and thin devices. So, what we see in the render might not be the final product.
Earlier, it was reported that Samsung had sent sample displays of its foldable devices to Apple and Google. The sample displays measured 7.2-inches which is smaller than the display of Samsung Galaxy Fold. The news that Apple is using Samsung’s display panels is not new as it currently uses OLED display panels by the South Korean technology giant for its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
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