Apple’s Potential Foldable MacBook: New Details Leak

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Key Takeaways

  • Leaked details suggest the foldable MacBook could have an 18.8-inch screen, potentially launching in 2026.
  • The foldable MacBook might feature an all-screen design with a virtual keyboard and be powered by Apple's upcoming M5 chip.
  • Apple is also rumored to launch new OLED iPad Air variants and 14-inch and 16-inch OLED MacBooks in 2026.

Last month, Techopedia reported that a foldable Apple MacBook could be in the works. Now, there is more clarity around this device and specs.

Latest leaks suggest the foldable MacBook could boast a display size of about 18.8-inch screen.

Foldable Macbook Specs

This information comes on the heels of a prediction by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who suggests that a MacBook with a foldable screen of either 18.8 inches or 20.2 inches could hit the market in 2026.

The foldable MacBook could feature an all-screen design complemented by a virtual keyboard. The design specifics are yet to be confirmed. Still, when folded, the size of the 18.8-inch MacBook would be similar to a conventional 13-inch or 14-inch laptop.

In a post on Medium, Kuo suggests that while Apple aims to create a foldable screen that is as seamless as possible, this move could potentially result in a price tag similar to Apple’s Vision Pro headset. It was priced at $3,500 at launch. Kuo adds that the foldable MacBook is expected to be powered by Apple’s M5 chip, a processor reportedly being developed by Apple.

While Kuo and Uber Media’s post on X all allude to a possible 20-inch for the foldable MacBook, Ross Young, a display industry expert, anticipates the device to feature an 18.76-inch screen instead of a 20.25-inch due to cost considerations. He clarified this on a post only available to subscribed X users.

Other Apple Leaks

In related news, there are whispers about the official announcement of a new OLED iPad Air variant in 2026. Leaked details suggest that this lineup will include an 8.4-inch OLED iPad Air and a 10.9-inch iPad Air Mini. There are also rumors about Apple’s plans to launch 14-inch and 16-inch OLED MacBooks in 2026.

While we await official statements from Apple, the possibility of having an 18+ inch screen of a MacBook Pro that can come down to around 14-inch screen size when folded is one that’s fascinating.