Apple will be unveiling iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models that sport double-stack OLED displays if a new report is anything to go by. In other words, the newer iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models could sport new OLED panels. The Cupertino-based tech giant will reportedly adopt a new screen technology that would deliver more brightness than the company’s current tablet and laptop models.
An earlier report indicated that the iPad line products could oust LCD panels in favor of mini LED. Regrettably, the new display panel was available only on the iPad Pro 12.7-inch model. The iPad Pro 11-inch version, on the other hand, continued to feature an LCD screen. A report indicated that Apple will be using mini LED displays on its iPad Pro series and the new MacBook Air in 2022. Now, more shreds of information about the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models’ display have surfaced online.
Apple iPad Pro, MacBook Pro To Feature OLED Displays
The tech behemoth is gearing up to launch iPad Pro and MacBook Pro versions that feature double-stack OLED displays, according to a report from The Elec. Moreover, the report suggests that the double-stack OLED displays will deliver two times more brightness as compared to a regular Retina display since it will have two layers of light-emitting diodes. The report also claims that Apple is in talks with LG and Samsung to provide OLED panels for its devices with larger screens.
Furthermore, the report the first Apple products to feature OLED screens could be 11-inch and 12.9-inch tablets. This could be the new iPad Pro. Also, the tablets with OLED panels could go official in 2023 or 2024. On the downside, the OLED tech isn’t easy on the pocketbook. On top of that, the manufacturing process isn’t developed fully. As a result, the sources claim that the first units with OLED tech will finally launch either in late-2023 or 2024.
New iPad Pro Series
There is a possibility that Apple start adopting the OLED technology with the new iPad Pro series as it did with the mini-LED screen. Last month, Apple used Liquid Retina XDR display on more devices after unveiling the 14-inch and 10-inch MacBook Pro models. Considering that Samsung is the most noted OLED panel manufacturer, it is barely surprising that Apple plans to collaborate with the South Korean company for the same. Aside from that, Apple is in talks with LG to manufacture LG for its new MacBook.
Adopting the new display technology will understandably cost more. In a bid to minimize the cost, Apple will adopt an oxide TFT rather than a regular TFT (thin-film transistor). TFT serves as a switch to display pixels. Apple is also considering other advanced technologies including LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide). However, they cost a bomb too. Samsung currently supplies LTPO(low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) TFT OLED panels for the iPhone 13 Pro and the 13 Pro Max models. Moreover, LG makes similar panels for the Apple Watch.