Here's more proof iPad will get gorgeous OLED screens

Here’s more proof iPad will get gorgeous OLED screens

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Here's more proof iPad will get gorgeous OLED screens
An iPad with a beautiful OLED display seems inevitable at this point. It’s only a question of when.
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Multiple companies are reportedly gearing up to produce OLED displays for future iPad models. This would lead to a noticeable improvement in image quality.

But it’s apparently not going to happen before 2023.

An iPad with OLED display could launch in 2023

All but the budget iPhone use Organic Light-Emitting Diode displays — ones in which each pixel glows on its own. This leads to a bright, even image with strong contrast. But it’s expensive tech, which is why iPad and MacBook don’t use it. But numerous reports indicate that Apple is already looking ahead to the day when it can offer OLED iPads.

ETNews said Monday that Korea’s LG Display is ramping up its capabilities to make OLED screens with an eye to being able to manufacture displays for iPad. It follows a report from autumn that LG hopes to have 12.9-inch OLED displays for iPad Pro in 2023 or 2024.

Other companies are getting in on the action. Recently, TheElec reported that China’s BOE Technology Group is also ramping up its OLED capacity, and hopes to make iPad displays using the tech.

And Apple wants Samsung to get into the game too. This Korean company could have an OLED iPad screen ready in late 2023 or 2024.

Apple won‘t pick only one of these companies to provide all the advanced displays. It makes a habit of sourcing components from multiple suppliers. Competition makes it harder for component makers to raise prices.

None of these reports indicate that an OLED iPad will be out before 2023… at the earliest. But Apple is still rolling out mini-LED screens across the iPad line, with the 11-inch iPad Pro expected to get this improved type of display in autumn 2022.It debuted in the 12.9-inch model in 2021.

As for MacBook, Samsung allegedly won‘t have an OLED display ready for this laptop computer before 2025.