Apple Rumored to Adopt OLED Displays in 'Some' iPad Models Starting Next Year

Apple plans to adopt OLED display technology in "some" iPad models next year, following the recent adoption of mini-LED technology in its highest-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro, according to a report from Korea's ETNews.

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The report, citing industry sources, claims that Apple will use OLED displays instead of LCDs in some ‌iPad‌ models starting in 2022. The report doesn't specify which ‌iPad‌ models would make the switch from LCD to OLED technology, but credible Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reported that the mid-range iPad Air will be updated with an OLED display next year at a minimum.

Apple currently uses OLED displays for higher-end iPhones and all Apple Watch models, while the remaining product families continue to use LCD technology. OLED displays in Apple products are currently supplied by Samsung and LG, and ETNews believes that the two suppliers will also provide OLED displays for future iPads.

Last month, Apple introduced a brand new 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ with mini-LED technology, which, compared to LCD, offers deeper blacks, improved contrast, and higher brightness. Apple is expected to continue the adoption of mini-LED display technology with new models of the MacBook Pro as early as this year.

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Top Rated Comments

Wackery Avatar
41 months ago
What a rip, apple tricked everyone into getting the sham mini-LED technology, then flips the table with OLED.

smh
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
41 months ago
I like to see iPads released with OLED screens, no blooming. :cool:
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GubbyMan Avatar
41 months ago
iPad mini with 120Hz LTPO OLED would be an instant buy to me.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
a m u n Avatar
41 months ago
I don’t think OLED will be for the iPad Pro.

mini-LED:

☀️ Higher contrast ratio
? Higher brightness
? Deeper blacks
? Power-efficient
? Less prone to burn-in than OLED
?️ Uses inorganic Gallium nitride (GaN), won’t degrade over time like OLED
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Serban55 Avatar
41 months ago

I don’t think OLED will be for the iPad Pro.

mini-LED:

☀️ Higher contrast ratio
? Higher brightness
? Deeper blacks
? Power-efficient
? Less prone to burn-in than OLED
?️ Uses inorganic Gallium nitride (GaN), won’t degrade over time like OLED
that "deeper blacks" is missleading....mini-led still have backlit...while oled doesnt lit the pixels on black
so Oled has 0 black level
the rest is spot on, you can add that oled will always have blue pixels fade away faster
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sebosz Avatar
41 months ago

I don’t think OLED will be for the iPad Pro.

mini-LED:

☀️ Higher contrast ratio
? Higher brightness
? Deeper blacks
? Power-efficient
? Less prone to burn-in than OLED
?️ Uses inorganic Gallium nitride (GaN), won’t degrade over time like OLED
Do you really think miniLED provides higher contrast ratio and deeper blacks than OLED? You’ve got to be kidding.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)