According to a Korean source, Apple has ordered the first OLED displays for the next generation of iPad Pro and MacBook Pro. According to the insider tips, the 11-inch and 12.9-inch tablets are expected to launch in 2024. Apple MacBook Pro notebooks with the new OLED panels, on the other hand, are only planned for 2026.
Apple iPad Pro / MacBook Pro M2
Also, the source claims that Apple is also considering foldable displays in an iPad Fold or iPhone Fold. So far, however, there are no concrete plans or test devices. Apple is currently using LCD panels for its flagship iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 tablets. The new displays are currently in development and will be manufactured on a limited basis. However, it will be some time before they are available in sufficient quantities for final assembly.
The situation is similar with the MacBook Pro. Both the 14-inch models and the 16-inch versions will eventually switch to the new display technology. So far, Apple has only used OLED panels for the touch bar. And that’s exactly what has been removed from the new MacBook Pro notebooks with M2 Pro and M2 Max processors.
Apple is pushing for the adoption of OLED technology to create more competition in the production of these LEDs, thereby lowering the panel prices. Samsung Display and LG Display are expected to become the main suppliers for the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro screens. Both companies have close ties with Apple as they already supply panels for the iPhones.