An iPad with an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display will be available in 2024, according to Apple. OLED iPads will be lighter and offer better image quality. With the introduction of OLED iPads, the small and medium-sized OLED panels market will expand.
According to ETNews, ogether with significant domestic display partners, Apple is manufacturing OLED iPad final prototypes. Apple is making a number of prototypes and redoing the testing procedure numerous times because this is the first time OLED will be in use in a tablet PC. Compared to the iPhone, the iPad’s display panel is three times bigger. With a 40% share of the market, Apple’s iPad holds the top spot for tablet PCs. The yearly shipment of iPads is 60 million devices.
Apple’s OLED iPads to launch in two years
Additionally, Apple will debut the first-ever dry etching technology for the iPad OLED panel. When creating thin film transistor (TFT) circuit layouts, display dry etching uses chemical techniques to remove extraneous components. To make the display lighter and thinner, it might be etched.
Because the OLED panel in the new iPhones is lighter than the liquid crystal display (LCD) in the previous iPhone, Apple decided not to employ the etching process. If they add the procedure, the price per unit will rise.
Apple intends to emphasize the new iPad’s smaller size and unmatched visual quality. The gadget may reportedly be as light as possible thanks to the OLED dry etching method. In addition, Apple is creating unique coatings to boost the tiny panel’s resistance to the etching process. The OLED panels will be of Samsung and LG Display production.
Increased investments in small and medium-sized OLEDs and market expansion will take place, starting with the introduction of the first OLED iPad. We also anticipate that Samsung Display and LG Display would invest in small- and medium-size OLED plants. With the addition of the OLED etching method, we also anticipate that linked material, component, and equipment industries would profit.