Apple apparently has picked up on this. But instead of making a foldable smartphone, they decided to make a foldable tablet instead. According to the Economic Daily News and IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin, a bending iPad could be with us as soon as next year, the report says.
The foldable iPad will feature 5G support, the latest A-series processor, and a display nearly as large as the current MacBook line. Jeff Lin didn’t describe the design of the device, so we have no idea if this foldable iPad will have a single screen that folds in half, or if Apple will go a completely different route.
Lin also noted that it will be highly portable and have “business-friendly” features, which might make it a more viable laptop, unlike the current iPad. Apple usually waits until it can get something properly implemented before adding it to their devices; whether it's wireless charging or waterproofing, and it's likely to be the same with folding screens.