iPad Pro with OLED displays might launch in early 2022, as per a new report by Barclays analysts. These analysts have been right on the money with their past reports, so there is a good chance that they might be right about this one too.
The Elec had previously reported that Apple will release new iPad Pro models with OLED displays in late 2021, after getting mini-LED displays in 2021. While the report still does not make sense to us, it seems that iPad Pro with OLED displays will definitely be happening, whether or not mini-LED display tech comes to them or not.
iPad Pro with OLED display coming in 2022
As per a research note obtained by MacRumors, Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis, Thomas O’Malley, Tim Long, and their associates have claimed that an iPad with an OLED display will likely release in 2022, instead of 2021, unlike what The Elec’s report said. The report does not clarify which iPad model will it be that gets the new display technology, but we can safely assume that it will start with an iPad Pro model. An iPad Pro with OLED is more likely as it is usually the first device in the line-up which gets new features, which later trickle down to the rest of the line-up. Examples of these can be thinner bezels and redesign, USB-C, multiple cameras, Liquid Retina Display, and so on. Perhaps the only expectation to this pattern is the fourth-generation iPad Air, which launched with the A14 Bionic chip this year.
iPad Pro’s 2020 upgrade was nothing to write home about. It was a minor refresh despite the inclusion of an ultra wide camera, LiDAR sensor, improve mics, and A12z chip. It did not feature enough new changes that would convince users to upgrade from 2018 iPad Pro.
If Apple indeed adds OLED displays to iPad, it will be the first large-screen device by the company that features OLED. Apple’s first OLED-based device was the Apple Watch, followed up by the Touch Bar in MacBook Pro, and later on with iPhone X.