Apple, the tech giant known for its sleek and innovative devices, has been granted a patent for a foldable device that could potentially blow our minds. According to reports, the foldable iPad could be unveiled as early as next year, sending Apple fans into a frenzy.
Although Apple has yet to unveil any foldable devices, its competitor Samsung has already launched a foldable smartphone for a few generations now, the latest Galaxy Z Fold4 is a real beauty with a productivity boost. Other companies have also launched foldable tablets. But with Apple’s patent filing date of April 7, 2021, and several employees listed as inventors, the foldable iPad seems closer than ever to becoming a reality.
The patent highlights the device’s unique ability to be controlled by touching multiple parts of the screen, allowing for a truly interactive experience. And with curved side panels made of glass or other transparent materials, this foldable iPad is sure to be a feast for the eyes. But that’s not all. The patent also reveals that the device’s camera can be controlled by simply touching the side of the electronic device, making it easier than ever to capture those perfect selfies.
TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has expressed optimism, stating that a foldable iPad could be mass-produced in the first quarter of 2024. So prepare to fold and flip to your heart’s content, because the future of tablets looks more exciting than ever.