According to reports, Apple is finally implementing OLED displays in its upcoming iPad and MacBook models. The new panels will increase battery life, offer deeper blacks, and provide better contrast than traditional LCDs once they are put into use, according to the most recent reports. Here are the specifics.
For the upcoming iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models, which will be available in 2024 and 2026, Apple is still working on OLED panels. According to the report, Apple and Samsung, one of its South Korean display suppliers, have started working on OLED panels for the 14-inch and 162-inch MacBook Pro as well as the iPad Pro that is 11 inches and 12.9 inches in size. According to rumors, the first iPad with an OLED display will debut in 2024.
Since OLED displays use less power than conventional LCDs, battery life is increased, deeper blacks are offered, and contrast is enhanced. They are therefore perfect for mobile devices like iPads and MacBook Pros. The first iPad Pro with an OLED panel will have larger 11.1 inch and 13 inch displays than the current models, according to display analyst Ross Young.
The first Mac with an OLED panel is expected to be a 13-inch MacBook Air in 2024, according to rumors as the iPad switches to LED technology. Apple currently uses displays from manufacturers like Samsung and LG, but it reportedly wants to cut back on those suppliers.
Apple is creating specially designed displays for use on iPhones and Apple Watches starting next year, according to a Bloomberg report from this month. The Apple Watch Ultra will be the first device to have a microLED display that was specifically designed by Apple in late 2024. In the upcoming years, Apple is rumored to add its custom-made microLED display to other products, such as the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Time will tell if all of this is accurate, though.