In 2024, Apple plans to release three new products with OLED screens. According to a recent report from renowned analyst Ross Young, Apple is preparing new iterations of the MacBook Air, the 11-inch iPad Pro, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro that will all use OLED display technology. The fact that Young repeats these assertions shows that his information supports Apple’s intentions as being on track. Several additional sources have already reported Apple’s intentions to switch the iPad series to OLED.
OLED Technology Will Significantly Improve Screen Quality and Efficiency in Apple Products
As we’ve previously said, Apple now uses mini-LED technology as an alternative to OLED. In some respects, it is better, and in other ways, it is worse. Numerous dimming zones distribute thousands of tiny LEDs onto mini-LED panels. Mini-LED displays are brighter than OLED displays. However, the local dimming is still less precise on mini-LED shows.
Young has previously stated that the iPad Pro and MacBook Air would feature OLED display technology known as “tandem stack,” but he doesn’t mention it this time. Compared to conventional OLED panels, this technology may boost brightness, prolong the display’s life, and use around 30% less power. To further increase efficiency, it is also said that these gadgets would include screens with variable refresh rates.
Even though this change won’t occur for another two years, it’s encouraging to see Apple’s intentions for broader adoption of OLED screens moving forward. The 11-inch iPad Pro and the MacBook Air, both of which now employ LCD screens, will use OLED displays for the first time. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro, on the other hand, makes use of mini-LED technology.
It was previously reported by Mark Gurman of Bloomberg that an exclusive spring event will be held in 2024 to introduce the OLED iPad Pro models. He claimed in his “Power On” email that because the hardware in the tablets would be the same as that in the iPhone, there won’t be any variation in the properties of the panels.
Thanks to the same displays used in the new iPad Pro models, users can view HDR content with the same visual clarity and edit films or photographs with almost picture-perfect color accuracy. Additionally, it has been claimed that Apple uses hybrid OLED technology, which eliminates the “wrinkled” look of screens and is less costly to manufacture in bulk.