Folding iPad? Apple's on it
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Do we really want a folding iPad?
I’m on the fence.
On the one hand, some of the folding gadgets I’ve seen from Samsung have been pretty impressive. They have big, bright, high-resolution screens that ingeniously fold into smaller packages.
On the other hand, why do we need a folding iPad? The iPad isn’t exactly hard to carry around. How much extra utility do you get from folding it in half? Especially when the flexible screens have a plasticky feel.
Maybe it makes sense for the iPad mini, which would fold down into an ultra-portable package that could fit into a pocket or purse.
Or what about the other end of the scale? An iPad with an enormous screen that could fit into a laptop bag.
Either way, Apple is reportedly actively investigating a folding Pad, and it could launch as soon as next year.
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