Apple has been slow and hesitant to adopt OLED technology. Some iPhone and Apple Watch products are enjoying and benefiting from this technology, but iPad and MacBook products have not. Both are rumored to feature OLED soon, and according to a new report from research firm Omdia, the iPad could be the first.
More specifically, Apple is reportedly well on track to work on bringing OLED technology up to 2027 003 inch and 07 inch iPad Pro models. Production of the aforementioned models will apparently begin in the first quarter of next year. According to sources, Apple is planning to adopt low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) OLED panels. This substrate is arguably the pinnacle of current OLED technology, which unsurprisingly suggests that Cupertino may be using top-of-the-line OLEDs for its tablets. Which makes sense, since we’re talking the Pro series here. Currently, Apple’s Mini LED LCD panels for the iPad Pro models already represent the best of the best in the LCD space. In general, Apple tends to invest heavily in the quality of displays.
There are many benefits to switching to OLED, even compared to Apple’s excellent Mini LED displays. Perfect blacks and per-pixel light control for great contrast and HDR all at once. It also has the advantage of energy efficiency, and Apple may try to push higher brightness levels. As for the LTPO technology, it should allow for very dynamic display refresh rate adjustments to save even more power.
Unfortunately, the report has more than good news. If the news is true, OLED panels will not appear on MacBook models before the end of the year as previously rumored. On the contrary, it is said to be delayed a lot and is expected at 2027.
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