13-Inch MacBook Air With OLED Display Rumored to Launch in 2024

Apple plans to introduce new 13-inch MacBook Air, 11-inch iPad Pro, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models with OLED displays in 2024, according to display industry consultant Ross Young, who has shared accurate information about future Apple products in the past. Young shared his latest information in a tweet with his subscribers on Sunday.

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Young did not share any additional details, but earlier this year he said all three devices would have "two-stack" OLED displays with two red, green, and blue emission layers for increased brightness and lower power consumption. Young previously said all three devices would also support ProMotion for up to a 120Hz refresh rate.

2017 and newer iPad Pro models already feature ProMotion with a 24Hz to 120Hz refresh rate, while ProMotion would be all new to the MacBook Air. Apple added ProMotion to the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2021, also with a 24Hz to 120Hz range.

There are currently no Macs or iPads with OLED displays. Apple's latest MacBook Air and iPad Pro models are equipped with LCDs, with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro featuring mini-LED backlighting for increased brightness and an improved 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Unlike LCDs with mini-LEDs, OLED displays have self-emitting pixels and do not require backlighting, which would give the devices even better contrast ratio and battery life.

Young is the CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC). In the past, he accurately revealed that devices like the iPhone 13 Pro and MacBook Pro would feature ProMotion, that the sixth-generation iPad mini would be equipped with an 8.3-inch display, that the latest MacBook Air would have a slightly larger 13.6-inch display, and much more, giving him a very successful track record with Apple product rumors.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
6 weeks ago
Can we get a 15” MacBook Air and a 16" iPad Pro, please?
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
6 weeks ago
Bring back the 12” MacBook!
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
marmiteturkey Avatar
6 weeks ago
It‘s pretty hard to see Apple introducing superior display tech in the MacBook Air before they add it to the MacBook Pro?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DeLaSoul Avatar
6 weeks ago
Hello Tim Apple, I want a 32" OLED iMac with 0,5nm M4 UltraMaxIncredible processor. But I will settle for a 32" OLED iMac with the M2 Ultra.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SoldOnApple Avatar
6 weeks ago
Bring back the Touch Bar!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fwmireault Avatar
6 weeks ago

It‘s pretty hard to see Apple introducing superior display tech in the MacBook Air before they add it to the MacBook Pro?
OLED is not superior in every way tho. You have minimal blooming with OLED, but I have yet to see an OLED panel that can achieve similar brightness levels than the MBP screen (1000 nits sustained, 1600 nits peak). This extra brightness is useful for anyone working with HDR content. This is not factoring the burn-in issues that we see a lot with OLED.

I could see Apple pushing OLED for the general consumer market, and mini-LED (micro-LED in a few years) for professionals and creatives
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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