11-Inch and 13-Inch iPad Pro Models With OLED Displays Expected to Launch in Mid 2024

Apple plans to release new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models with OLED displays in mid to late 2024, according to a report today from DigiTimes, citing supply chain sources. The report indicates that some Apple suppliers have already started to expand their touchscreen panel capacity to prepare for the launch.

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The report claims that the new iPad Pro models will be equipped with hybrid OLED displays that are made with a combination of flexible and rigid materials, which could contribute to a thinner and lighter design compared to the current models.

OLED technology would enable the next iPad Pro displays to have 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.

Currently, the larger iPad Pro has a 12.9-inch display, so the 13-inch model would be slightly larger. Apple reportedly aims to decrease the size of the bezels on future iPad Pro models, but it's unclear if that will apply to the next models.

The report claims that Apple suppliers will likely stop shipments of the current iPad Pro models with mini-LED backlighting by mid 2024, suggesting that those models might be discontinued instead of sticking around as a lower-cost option.

By now, it has been widely rumored that Apple will be launching new iPad Pro models with OLED displays in 2024. A previous report from Korean website The Elec indicated that mass production of the next iPad Pro models would begin in the first half of 2024, with the most likely launch months for the devices being March or June at this point.

Other new features rumored for the next iPad Pro models include an M3 chip and a redesigned Magic Keyboard with a larger trackpad and an aluminum casing.

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DMG35 Avatar
9 months ago
If they don't move the camera to the landscape position I have zero interest.
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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
9 months ago
It's 2023. Issues like this should not exist on highly expensive iPads.

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BradWI Avatar
9 months ago

I just don't get it...you can make a screen out of diamonds and put 128 gigs of ram in there and it's STILL gonna be the same iPad as always as long as it's limited by the iPhone os...sorry, meant iPad os.
Sounds like you want a MacBook, so buy one of those. Those of us who actually use iPads don't want or need a full fledged desktop OS on it.
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fatTribble Avatar
9 months ago

Well, we've been reading that they will be released in 2024 for weeks now. How many articles are we going to get when yet another "analyst" predicts they will be released in 2024.

[HEADING=2]Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. [/HEADING]

Sorry, Holy Grail reference just sprang to mind. ?
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spaxxedout Avatar
9 months ago
Considering I’m budgeting for Vision Pro, I need these new iPads to start at -$1,850.
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AriaAmaris Avatar
9 months ago

Should OLED use less power than existing screens?
Usually OLED means more power consumption, not less. Plus consider that Apple is planning to stack 2 OLED displays in order to increase brightness. Apple will work some magic though I’m sure. My experience with OLED is that the color shifts and what looks great in some scenarios looks over saturated or greenish, in other scenarios. I own a Samsung Tab S8 Ultra and comparing to an iPad Pro 12.9, the Ultra cannot come anywhere close to properly displaying the color white. White always looks rather drab. But, if you watch a 4k HDR video of the beaches in Hawaii for example, the Ultra looks amazingly better than the iPad, IMHO. The blue color of the water is amazing! But the moment you go back to watching regular content the color shifting and poor whites return and look much worse than the iPad. In my opinion the blooming on the mini-LED iPad Pro is minimal and not really that big of an issue. IPad MiniLED > Samsung AMOLED
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