According to recent reports, Apple is finally taking the necessary measures to incorporate OLED panels into its next iterations of the iPad series and MacBook. The most recent studies indicate that once the new panels are applied, battery life will be improved, deeper blacks will be provided, and contrast will be improved over regular LCD displays.
iPad Pro and MacBook Air with an OLED display:
Apple is continuing the development of OLED panels for use in upcoming iterations of the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro, which are scheduled for release in 2024 and 2026 respectively. According to the source, Apple and one of its South Korean display suppliers (which is likely to be Samsung) have started developing OLED panels for devices with screen sizes of 11 inches and 12.9 inches for the iPad Pro as well as 14 inches and 16 inches for the MacBook Pro. It is speculated that Apple would release the first iPad equipped with an OLED display in the year 2024.
Because OLED displays are known to need less power than regular LCD displays, this ultimately results in an improvement to the battery life, produces deeper blacks, and increases contrast. Because of this, they are ideally suited for use with portable electronic devices such as iPads and MacBook Pros. Display analyst Ross Young predicts that the first iPad Pro to have an OLED panel would have panels that are larger than those found on current versions. These displays will measure 11.1 inches and 13 inches, respectively.
In addition, there are reports that the first Mac with an OLED panel will be introduced in the shape of a 13-inch MacBook Air in the year 2024. This would coincide with the iPad’s move to OLED technology. Apple presently obtains its screens from display partners such as Samsung and LG; however, the company is apparently exploring for ways to minimise its reliance on these vendors.
According to a story that was published by Bloomberg this month, Apple is in the process of building displays that are custom-designed for usage on iPhones and Apple Watches beginning in the year 2019. Late in 2024, Apple will release the Apple Watch Ultra, which will be the first device to contain a microLED display that was designed and developed by Apple. According to recent reports, Apple will in the coming years include its bespoke microLED display in a variety of additional products, including the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. On the other hand, only time will tell if any of this is accurate.