MacBook Pro With OLED Display Likely Still at Least Three Years Away

Apple's first MacBook Pro models with OLED displays are still at least three years away from launching, according to information shared today by Ross Young, CEO of research firm Display Supply Chain Consultants.

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On a display-related webinar with Bloomberg Intelligence's Woo Jin Ho, Young said it will take a few years for Apple's supply chain partners to build out manufacturing lines for mass production of laptop-sized OLED panels, so he does not expect MacBook Pro models with OLED displays to launch until 2026 or 2027. He has shared this timeframe previously.

Compared to current MacBook Pro models with LCD screens, benefits of OLED technology would include increased brightness, higher contrast ratio with deeper blacks, improved power efficiency for longer battery life, and more.

As widely rumored, Young reiterated that the next-generation iPad Pro models launching in 2024 will also be equipped with OLED displays. The first iPad Air and iPad mini models with OLED displays are not expected to launch until 2026; accordingly, Young confirmed that these devices will remain equipped with LCD screens next year.

Young has been a dependable source of display-related information for future Apple products for several years, with a highly-accurate track record.

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Top Rated Comments

capamac Avatar
8 months ago
Yeah Micro-LED or bust. Why bother with oled.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Fan 2008 Avatar
8 months ago
The mini-LED screen is already very good. When the screen is black on the top it’s able to hide the notch.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
8 months ago
Doesn't micro-LED outperform OLED, but is currently too expensive? Seems that Apple's investment in their own micro-LED manufacturing would be the better path forward, rather than waiting on the industry to ramp up production that is shared with competitors.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JosephAW Avatar
8 months ago
Vision Pro will eliminate all future displays. o_O
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
8 months ago
I'm still confused by this and see way too many contradictory articles... aren't OLEDs susceptible to image retention? Why would we want this on devices with fixed UI elements?

Edited for clarity, thanks @klasma
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree) Avatar
8 months ago
Feel like I’ve been hearing about oled in max products being next year for like 10 years now.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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