Samsung Display Preparing OLED Orders for 2022 MacBook Pro Models

Apple display supplier Samsung is in the early stages of preparing its production line for OLED displays that are expected to be used in future models of the MacBook Pro, according to new information shared today by The Elec.

OLED Macbook Pro Feature
The report says that Samsung Display has begun early development of a new production process for OLED displays. This new production capacity will be used by Apple for future OLED MacBooks, according to the report.

DigiTimes has reported that Apple is tentatively scheduled to release a 16 to 17-inch MacBook Pro with an OLED display in 2022. Apple is also reportedly planning a 10.9-inch iPad and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with OLED displays for the same year.

Apple just this year released a new ‌iPad Pro‌ with a mini-LED display and is expected to be just weeks away from launching updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with similar display technology. DigiTimes said that Apple would allow ‌iPad‌ and MacBook models with OLED and mini-LED displays, which are considerably different technologies, to coexist within their respective product lineups.

Apple currently uses OLED displays in its flagship iPhones, Apple Watch models, and the Touch Bar in the current MacBook Pros. The company has yet to expand OLED technology to other products.

Tags: OLED, The Elec

Top Rated Comments

alpi123 Avatar
12 months ago

Can't really see the advantages of OLED over mini-LED. This is confusing.
OLED displays light each pixel individually (meaning when there are black scenes, the black is pure black), while miniLED is still an LCD panel but has multiple backlight zones to mimic the same thing OLED does, except it's worse due to not enough zones (you get blooming and some other ghosting effects), OLED is also more color accurate and doesn't require cooling

The advantage of miniLED display is that it's higher in brightness, but OLED can reproduce true HDR due to the native 1:infintiy contrast (miniLED has a typical 1:1200 or so contrast ratio when not in HDR)
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexe Avatar
12 months ago
New MacBooks with Mini-LED this year only to be replaced by new MacBooks with OLED next year? Seems unlikely. Unless Apple now starts an annual MacBook update cycle akin to the iPhone.

Although I so wish we could just skip that lousy Mini-LED crutch and go straight to OLED MacBooks.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ksec Avatar
12 months ago

I don't understand why they just don't focus on one type of technology, instead of having to juggle between three. They just released the iPads Pros with mini-LED, and now what, they release new laptops with OLED?
I can't understand the logic here.
Because these are rumours and most site make crap up as they go along. The only person who has any decent sources in Supply Chain is Kuo. You should also be aware The Elec is a Korean site, which means they have a interest to pop up certain Korean tech news. That is the same with DigitTimes to Taiwanese tech.

OLED on a PC is possibly the worst idea ever even with the current burn in migration. It just doesn't work.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
businessnumbersmoneypeopl Avatar
12 months ago
Can't really see the advantages of OLED over mini-LED. This is confusing.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bustycat Avatar
12 months ago

Can't really see the advantages of OLED over mini-LED. This is confusing.
OLED displays are OLED. Displays with mini-LED are LCD.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yeye11 Avatar
12 months ago
I believe Apple will let you choose what kind of display: miniled or oled you want during order process. This is already being offered by other manufacturers.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

OLED iPad Pro Feature

LG Preparing to Supply OLED Panels for iPad by 2024

Monday January 17, 2022 9:04 am PST by
LG Display is preparing to supply Apple with OLED display panels destined for upcoming iPad models, ETNews reports. LG's preparations to supply Apple with OLED displays for the iPad reportedly include the expansion of its plant in Paju, South Korea. The increased production capacity is said to take account of next-generation iPhone and iPad models. The introduction of OLED panels to the...
OLED iPad Pro Feature

LG Preparing Production Lines for iPad OLED Display Panels

Tuesday February 8, 2022 5:41 am PST by
iPad models with OLED displays appear to be ebbing closer to production, as LG Display is preparing equipment at its facilities to make OLED panels specifically for future iPads, The Elec reports. The company is purportedly making significant adjustments to its production lines to be able to supply Apple with OLED display panels for future iPad models. According to the report, this is...
macbook air rounded mock grey

Upcoming MacBook Air Models Rumored to Feature Two New Display Sizes but Miss Out on Mini-LED Technology

Friday March 25, 2022 7:43 am PDT by
Apple's rumored 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air models will feature new display sizes, but will miss out on mini-LED and ProMotion technology, according to Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young. In a thread on Twitter, Young said that the the 2022 MacBook Air will feature a display size of 13.6-inches. This would make it 0.3-inches larger than the current MacBook Air, but...
Oled iPads and MackBook Pro Notch

LG Working to Bring OLED Displays to Future iPad and MacBook Models

Friday March 18, 2022 4:30 am PDT by
LG is working to supply Apple with OLED display panels for two iPad models before providing larger panels for the company's first OLED MacBook around 2025, The Elec reports. LG Display is reportedly aiming to supply Apple with Gen 8.5 OLED panels for Apple's first OLED MacBook. The device is said to be scheduled to launch "around 2025." LG has been evaluating the deposition process to...
mac studio and studio display

Kuo: Mini-LED Versions of 11-Inch iPad Pro and Studio Display Unlikely This Year

Wednesday March 16, 2022 8:00 am PDT by
Apple is unlikely to launch any products with new mini-LED display sizes in 2022 due to cost concerns, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet today. When asked for further details by email, Kuo clarified that only Apple's existing mini-LED products like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro may be updated in 2022, with no additional products to transition to mini-LEDs this year. For example, Kuo...
OLED iPad Pro Feature

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

Monday May 31, 2021 9:50 am PDT by
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. 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...
OLED iPad Air

Apple Rumored to Be Planning OLED iPad Pro in Both 11-Inch and 12.9-Inch Sizes

Monday March 14, 2022 9:30 am PDT by
Apple plans to launch new iPad Pro models with OLED displays in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes in the future, according to a report published today by Ross Young, co-founder and CEO of research firm Display Supply Chain Consultants. "Looking at tablets beyond 2022, we expect to see Apple shake-up this category again by launching OLED iPad Pros," wrote Young. While mini-LED display...
iPad More Than 12

Apple Working on Even Larger iPad Pro With OLED Display

Wednesday January 26, 2022 2:21 am PST by
Apple still appears to be working on an even larger iPad Pro model with an OLED display, according to recent reports. Last summer, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman suggested that Apple was working on even bigger iPad models that could further "blur the lines" between tablet and laptop.I'm told that Apple has engineers and designers exploring larger iPads that could hit stores a couple of years down...

Popular Stories

2022 back to school apple

Apple Launches 2022 Back to School Offer: Up to $150 Gift Card With Mac or iPad

Friday June 24, 2022 5:08 am PDT by
Apple today launched its annual "Back to School" promotion for college/university students in the United States and Canada. This year's promotion offers a free Apple gift card with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad, rather than free AirPods like last year. Apple is also offering students 20% off AppleCare+ plans during the promotion. Apple is offering a $150 gift card with the purchase ...
apple ar headset concept 2

Apple CEO Tim Cook Hints at AR/VR Headset: 'Stay Tuned and You'll See What We Have to Offer'

Wednesday June 22, 2022 6:34 pm PDT by
CEO Tim Cook this week did an interview with China Daily, where he once again commented on on the future of augmented reality and hinted at Apple's work on an AR/VR headset. Render via designer Ian Zelbo Cook said that Apple is excited about the opportunities available with augmented reality, which is not too far off from prior comments that he's made, but he went on to say that people should ...
airpods pro 2 1

AirPods Pro 2 Said to Feature Upgraded H1 Chip, Find My, Heart Rate Detection, USB-C and More

Friday June 24, 2022 9:48 am PDT by
The next-generation AirPods Pro could come with a long list of new features that include heart rate detection, the ability to function as a hearing aid, and a USB-C port according to a report from 52Audio. The site claims that it has received new information on the AirPods Pro 2, and it has used that information to provide some renders on what the earbuds might look like. Design wise, there...
customize wallpaper setting ios 16

iOS 16 Beta 2 Tidbits: New Wallpaper Colors, Backup Over LTE, SMS Filtering and More

Wednesday June 22, 2022 2:16 pm PDT by
Apple today seeded the second betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to developers for testing purposes, and the new betas introduce new features and refine some of the changes that Apple made with the first iOS 16 release. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Lock Screen Photo Wallpaper Customization When customizing a photo on the Lock Screen, there are two new DuoTone and...
home app ios 16

Apple Confirms iPad Will No Longer Be Supported as a Home Hub in iOS 16

Wednesday June 22, 2022 12:38 pm PDT by
The iPad will no longer be able to be used as a home hub following the launch of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and the HomePod 16 software this fall, Apple confirmed today. As discovered in iOS 16 code by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, Apple says that the iPad will no longer be supported as a home hub. This information will be displayed in the Home app after updating to iOS 16.A home ...
apple ar headset concept 1

Apple Rumored to Announce 'Game-Changer' AR/VR Headset in January 2023

Friday June 24, 2022 2:52 am PDT by
Apple is "likely" to announce its long-rumored mixed-reality headset as soon as January 2023, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reiterated. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo In a detailed post on Medium, Kuo explained that Apple's headset will be a "game-changer" for the augmented-reality and virtual-reality market. Describing some of the headset's...