Samsung and LG Preparing for Next-Generation iPad Pro With OLED Display

Samsung and LG are preparing their factories for mass production of the first iPads with OLED displays, according to South Korea's ETNews. The report describes the displays as "hybrid" panels, as they use a combination of flexible and rigid OLED technologies.

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Apple plans to introduce new 13-inch MacBook Air, 11.1-inch iPad Pro, and 13-inch iPad Pro models with OLED displays in 2024, according to display industry analyst Ross Young, who has a proven track record with Apple rumors. Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also expects the first MacBook with an OLED display to launch next year.

Young previously said the new MacBook Air and iPad Pro models would use "two-stack" OLED displays with two red, green, and blue emission layers for increased brightness. He also said all of the devices would support ProMotion for up to a 120Hz refresh rate.

All existing iPads and MacBooks are equipped with backlit LCD displays, whereas OLED displays have self-emitting pixels and do not require backlighting, allowing for higher contrast ratio, greater color accuracy, and lower power consumption. Apple already uses OLED displays for the latest Apple Watch and iPhone models, excluding the iPhone SE.

Meanwhile, the Apple Watch Ultra is expected to switch to a microLED display in 2024, and other Apple products will likely follow over the course of several years. microLED will be the next display technology that Apple adopts after OLED, paving the way for even higher contrast ratio, increased brightness, and lower power consumption.

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erikkfi Avatar
17 months ago
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
17 months ago
I wish iPad Mini would also get the OLED Display. But iPad Pro is more of a popular and expensive model so I get it.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
benroberts3 Avatar
17 months ago
Looking forward to this. The light blooming on my 12.9 iPad Pro with mini LED is awful.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BobSc Avatar
17 months ago

Looking forward to this. The light blooming on my 12.9 iPad Pro with mini LED is awful.
Awful? Do you think that might be a huge exaggeration. Mini LED may still have very slight blooming, but nothing that could be described as awful. I love the screen of my 12.9 iPad Pro. I hate OLED for many reasons. Your ipad may be defective. Take it back for an exchange.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sam_dean Avatar
17 months ago
Rumors of any iPad with an OLED has been reported by MR since 2018. I know this because I bought that year's iPad Pro 11" hoping for an OLED model.

So here we are with the same 4+ year old rumor.

I'm not replacing until nearing year 2028.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MallardDuck Avatar
17 months ago
2023 may be the first 'year of no new apple devices' in a long long time for us. I regret buying the 14 phones last year (we should have waited for the USB-C version), but now that we have them, it's at least 24 or 25 before an upgrade. iPads have been postponed to 2024, and given the late release of the M2 mac, I have to believe we won't see M3's this fall (two iterations in a single year? possible, but unlikely). Ditto Watch 8 and Ultra - they're good for at least 2-3 years.

In a recession year, that's actually kinda nice. Nothing really compelling on the horizon that I have to make hard decisions about.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)