Apple Considering OLEDs for iPads and MacBooks
Digitimes reported that Apple is considering producing iPads and MacBooks with OLED displays. The report says that Apple is set to use an OLED panel for an upcoming iPad model with a 10.9-inch display. The new iPad would go into production at the end of this year for an early 2022 release. Presumably, this would be branded in the iPad Pro range. Digitimes says Apple is considering using OLED screens for its 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the 16-inch MacBook Pro in the future as well. Digitimes claims Apple is interested in all of the screen technologies and will use different screen types in different products. Micro-LED may ultimately win out, but they are many years away from being ready to ship in a consumer product at mass scale. Given Samsung’s plan to build a 30K/month 6th gen rigid fab, Apple could be looking at a source designed to meet their needs for a mid-range OLED panel at reasonable costs.