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24 May, 2024
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Apple is developing an all-screen foldable MacBook, aiming for a 2026 release, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Unlike competitors focusing on foldable smartphones and tablets, Apple’s innovation targets a foldable laptop. Initially expected in 2027, this new timeline advances its debut by a year.

The foldable MacBook will feature multiple screen options, including an 18.8-inch display that, when folded, resembles a 13-14 inch MacBook Air, and a 20.3-inch display resembling a 14-15 inch MacBook. It will be powered by the upcoming M5-series chip, aligning with the expected rollout of the M4 chip across the Mac lineup by the end of 2025.

Apple aims for a crease-free design, setting high specifications for the panel and hinge. The estimated costs for these components are around $600–650 for the panel and $200–250 for the hinge, leading to a high price point for the device. Kuo suggests that unless production yields improve and costs decrease, the foldable MacBook’s bill of materials (BOM) could match the current Vision Pro, indicating a premium price tag.