Apple is partnering with LG to develop a foldable OLED display panel with an ultra-thin glass cover for future iPad and MacBook models, according to a report from Apple. electricity.


The report states that LG Display will provide HP this year with 17-inch foldable 4K OLED panels, intended for a foldable laptop with an 11-inch screen when closed. LG Display has a growing experience with foldable OLED displays, introducing a 13.3-inch display panel for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold.

electricity It claims that alongside HP’s own foldable notebook OLED panel, Apple is collaborating with LG Display to “develop a foldable OLED panel”. This panel is supposed to use an ultra-thin glass cover instead of polyimide, which most other foldable screens currently use.

The report is the second reliable sign from Apple’s supply chain that large foldable devices have been in development since then electricityThe company’s claim appears to be in line with a recent report from display analyst Ross Young, who said Apple is exploring foldable all-screen laptops with screens around 20 inches in size.

Young said these devices could form an entirely new product category for Apple and lead to a dual-use product, potentially able to function as a laptop with a full-size on-screen keyboard when folded and as a display when opened and used with an external keyboard. Young added that the devices feature 4K resolution or higher in the size that Apple is looking for.

While Young described the device as a “foldable notebook,” it seemed plausible at the time that the full-screen device was actually a foldable iPad Pro, and today’s report from electricityIt shows that the display panel under development is suitable for both tablets and laptops.

According to Young, the launch timeframe for Apple’s foldable notebook will likely be “late” to 2025, with 2026 or 2027 as reasonable possibilities.

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