According to the South Korean edition of The Elec, citing industry sources, Apple has started developing a computer with a 20-inch flexible display. Maybe we are talking about a novelty of the MacBook family.
According to the report, the 20.25-inch OLED display will be manufactured by an unnamed South Korean supplier, with Samsung and LG reportedly working on the technology. When folded, the new product will have a 15.3-inch screen – larger than the largest iPad Pro (12.9-inch), but smaller than the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Given the size, we can assume this is a model in a form factor close to MacBook laptops.
According to the report, Apple is considering a commercial release of a device with a flexible screen in 2026 or 2027, but the company is unlikely to start experimenting until it releases models with “hard” OLED displays. So far, only the flagship iPhone and Apple Watch have this, other products rely on certain variants of LCD technology.
Additionally, the source states that Apple intends to replace the iPad mini with a flexible device, noting that an iPhone with a flexible screen is “unlikely” despite previous rumors that Apple is working on such a model.
Apple is reportedly preparing 11- and 12.9-inch iPads with OLED displays for release in 2024, consistent with previous rumors and predictions. It is also mentioned that Apple plans to release a first MacBook Pro with an OLED display in 2025.