iPad Pros With 11-Inch and 13-Inch OLED Displays Expected to Enter Mass Production Early Next Year

Apple suppliers will begin mass production of new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models with OLED displays in the first quarter of 2024, according to research firm Omdia. The information was shared in a report from Korean website The Elec.

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Benefits of OLED technology for iPad Pro displays would include increased brightness, higher contrast ratio, greater color accuracy, and lower power consumption compared to existing models with LCD panels. Apple already uses OLED displays for the latest iPhone and Apple Watch models, excluding the lower-end iPhone SE.

iPad Pro models released in 2017 and later support ProMotion, allowing for a variable refresh rate between 24Hz and 120Hz. The switch to OLED would likely allow for the refresh rate to drop down even further to 10Hz or lower to save battery life. iPhone 14 Pro models can reach as low as 1Hz while in always-on display mode.

Apple will reportedly be using very thin hybrid OLED displays with a combination of flexible and rigid materials, which could allow for the iPad Pro to have a slightly thinner design. The panels will be costly to manufacture, according to Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants, so the next iPad Pro models will likely be more expensive.

The current iPad Pro models were released in October 2022 and feature Apple's M2 chip, support for faster Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, and hover functionality for the second-generation Apple Pencil. iPad Pro updates are often around a year and a half apart, so an early 2024 launch for the next models would make sense.

iPad Pro display sizes are expected to see a slight increase from 11 and 12.9 inches currently to 11.1 and 13 inches with the next models.

Omdia expects the first MacBook Pro with an OLED display to be released in 2027.

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hch720 Avatar
13 months ago
My 2018 iPad Pro is just now starting to show its age. So this will be a nice upgrade.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
13 months ago

so the next iPad Pro models will likely be more expensive ('https://www.macrumors.com/2023/03/09/2024-oled-ipad-pro-starting-prices/').
I feel like the Pros are already at about the peak price for the hardware. Adding hundreds more is just going to depress sales further.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
13 months ago
Wow! 13-Inch OLED Display is an ideal size. I’m ready.

My guess is they will be released in March/April, 2024.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bearygoodfries1 Avatar
13 months ago
But what about a 15 inch iPad Pro? ☹️
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wiesenlooser Avatar
13 months ago
iPad with OLED: Always 1 year away from production
Apple Watch with MicroLED: Always 2 years away from production.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sheepish-Lord Avatar
13 months ago

I rather have a Vision Pro than another iPad. I sometimes go weeks without using my iPad. I use my MBP and iPhone and iMac all the time.
You’ll go weeks without using the Vision Pro I bet as well. Any device outside of a phone and ‘real’ computer will suffer the same fate. Will people really put on a headset to check one email? No.
It’s about convenience and the Vision Pro is arguably the most inconvenient product Apple makes.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)