A Taiwanese supply-chain network, DigiTimes reports that Apple will launch new iPad and MacBook models with OLED display in 2022. Starting with Apple Watch in 2015, and iPhone X in 2017, the Cupertino tech giant has expanded the use of OLED displays in all iPhone 12 models.
The OLED display technology is more advance than the current LCD display technology used in iPad and MacBook models. OLED panels are lighter and thinner and emit visible light, ideal for low light conditions.
New iPad and MacBook models with OLED displays coming in 2022
The new report claims that Apple will begin mass production of the devices with OLED display technology in the fourth quarter of 2021 for their 2022 launch.
The sources pointed out that the first device to come with an OLED panel is likely to be a 10.9-inch iPad, set to begin volume production in the fourth quarter of 2021 for an official release in 2022.
The US brand reportedly is also considering adopting OLED panels for its 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 16- to 17-inch MacBook Pro scheduled for release in 2022, but have not made a final decision, the sources noted.
The report’s claim that Apple will also adopt the display technology in iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models is corroborated by reports for Barclays analysts and Ming-Chi Kuo. Barclays analysts outline that Apple will firstly transition iPad Pro models to mini-LED panels in 2021 and in 2022 will shift to OLED panels. Kuo’s investors’ note confirms the 12.9-inch size of the alleged iPad Pro model.
As for the company’s OLED display manufacturing partners, recently, Economic Daily News reported that Apple will give BOE the contract to provide the OLED display for the next-generation iPhone lineup. After failing the Cupertino tech giant’s validation testings a couple of times, BOE has now said to be working with touch panel manufacturer General Interface Solution (GIS) to develop OLED panels.