Apple will upgrade the next iPad Pro with an OLED display in 2024, according to a market research firm. This is the latest in a long series of reports indicating that these top-tier tablets are moving beyond traditional LED screens.
However, the same source indicates that the first MacBook with OLED won‘t be out before 2027.
OLED iPad Pro still on schedule for 2024
With Organic Light-Emitting Diode displays, each pixel glows on its own. This leads to a bright, even image with strong contrast. That’s why all but the budget iPhone have one. But large OLED panels are expensive, which is why iPad and MacBook don’t use them. Yet.
iPad Pro will be the first Apple computer with a large OLED screen, according to the market research firm Omdia (as reported on the Korean-language site The Elec.) Both the 11- and 13-inch versions will get the display upgrade. These will supposedly go into production in Q1 2024.
This is not the first report to predict an OLED iPad next year. That honor apparently goes to analyst Ross Young back in late 2022. This spring brought word that various display panel makers are gearing up to manufacture the screens.
The tablets will be code-named J717 and J720, and will be built around the M3 chip, according to Bloomberg. The M3 is the next generation of Apple silicon, and is expected to bring a significant performance boost.
The new report from Omdia indicates that the goal to make an OLED iPad in 2024 is on track.
OLED MacBook on hold?
Apple fans who want a computer with an OLED display will apparently have to be satisfied with an iPad Pro for quite some time. The analysts at Omdia also said that the introduction of an OLED MacBook has been pushed back until 2027.
Almost exactly a year ago, analysts Ross Young predicted the first macOS notebook with this type of screen would launch in 2024.