OLED displays could be coming to iPad and MacBook in 2022

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Future MacBooks could come with OLED screens.
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Apple will bring OLED displays to both the iPad and MacBook in 2022, according to a new report from Digitimes.

OLED (short for “organic light emitting diode”) screens offer several advantages over older technologies, including more-vibrant colors, higher contrast, thinner hardware and increased power efficiency.

For all those reasons, Apple seems intent on expanding the use of OLED screens. The company first started using OLED screens in the Apple Watch. Then it brought them to the iPhone with 2017’s iPhone X. And this year the advanced screen technology made it into the entire iPhone 12 lineup. Now it looks like Apple might bring OLED to even larger devices.

Interestingly, this comes at a time when Apple is reportedly set to change up its display options. A recent report suggested Apple could be about to introduce an iPad Pro with mini-LED display. This reportedly will arrive before the end of March. Apple is also said to be investing heavily in microLED technology.

The Digitimes report suggests Apple will utilize an OLED display for an upcoming 10.9-inch iPad, set to go on the market in early 2022. That suggests that the mini-LED iPad Pro could conceivably last just one year before Apple again switches display options.

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Source: Digitimes