Apple orders OLED panels for iPad Pro, first to arrive in 2024

Yordan, 20 January 2023

Apple placed orders for OLED panels for future iPad Pro and MacBook Pro devices, Korean sources revealed. As per insiders 11" and 12.9" tablets are expected to arrive in 2024, while laptops with the new panels are scheduled for 2026.

The source also claims that foldable panels are being considered, but there isn’t any definite plans on those.

Apple orders OLED panels for iPad Pro, first to arrive in 2024

Apple currently uses LCD for its iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 tablets. The new panels are currently in development and limited scale manufacturing, and it will take some time before they are available for final assembly.

The situation with MacBook Pro is similar - both the 14” and 16” versions should eventually make the switch. So far, Apple has been using OLED only for the touch bar, and it was removed from the 2022 notebooks.

Apple is pushing for OLED adoption to bring more competition in the manufacturing of those, eventually lowering the panel price. Samsung Display and LG Display are expected to be the main suppliers, as both companies have strong ties with Cupertino, as they already provide panels for iPhones.



Reader comments

  • Emu
  • 07 Mar 2023
  • nw}

Excuse me for being thick, but why can't you use a oled as a backlight for a lcd, that way PWM wouldn't need to be implemented as colour vibrancy wouldn't matter as you are only displaying white, and then you could turn off the individ...

  • Anonymous
  • 30 Jan 2023
  • XSs

Calling mini led perfect just shows your lack of knowledge on display stuff. The only benefit mini led has more brightness.

  • VF
  • 28 Jan 2023
  • JbI

Do you own a device with mini-LED? If not, I would like to inform you that these displays are just perfect!

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