Samsung to Join OLED MacBook Push in 2027

Samsung is preparing to join Apple's OLED display supply chain for future MacBook models, Korea's The Elec reports.

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Apple's plans to switch the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air from mini-LED and LCD display technology to OLED have been widely rumored for several years. The latest report explains that Samsung is currently assembling an eighth-generation OLED panel production line focused on supplying Apple with OLED displays for future MacBook models. Panels from the production line will not reach new MacBook models until 2027, The Elec adds.

Late last year, ETNews said that Apple plans to bring OLED display technology to nine new devices by 2027, starting with two new iPad Pro models in March. The company is then expected to shift focus to an OLED 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2025, before launching new 14-inch MacBook Pro, 13- and 15-inch ‌MacBook Air‌, 10.9-inch iPad Air, and 8.7-inch iPad mini models with OLED displays the following year. As a result, the The Elec's report seems to suggest that panels from the new production line will not be used in the first wave of OLED MacBooks in 2025. In 2027, Apple is expected to bring OLED to the rumored 12.9-inch iPad Air model.

Benefits of OLED displays include increased brightness, higher contrast ratio, greater color accuracy, and lower power consumption compared to existing models with LCDs. OLED panels are also thinner and lighter than LCDs. Apple already uses OLED displays for all iPhone and Apple Watch models, with the exception of the iPhone SE.

Top Rated Comments

Jim Lahey Avatar
9 weeks ago
Apple and OLED is like watching grass grow. In winter.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Elusi Avatar
9 weeks ago
Yay for organic screens that expire!

I’d rather see them keep mini LED and the blooming tbh.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blazerunner Avatar
9 weeks ago

At this point I'd expect them to jump over to MicroLED since they planning to do it with the watch. Let's see what happens then.
You'll be old and grey when that happens. OLED screens have basically been standard for years now on even CHEAP Windows based laptop.... but a 3 trillion dollar company that commands the highest price tag for their laptops has a total of ZERO options with OLED.

You're not really getting your moneys worth with Apple... and there's no arguing that either.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Princejb134 Avatar
9 weeks ago
"the best macbook in history, now with a never before seen OLED screen"
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bustycat Avatar
9 weeks ago

OLED is the best screen tech today. It's a shame Apple is taking so long to use it.
As Apple is working hard on reinventing the OLED technology to deliver the most advanced and revolutionary OLED display that would change the world.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EugW Avatar
9 weeks ago
These MacRumors articles keep saying OLEDs offer increased brightness.

OLED is my fave screen tech, but peak brightness isn’t its forte. Maybe brightness vs power utilization?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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