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Apple is planning to launch at least nine new devices with OLED displays across the iPad and MacBook product lines, according to an updated forecast from research firm Omdia that sets out the company's plans in detail.

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As widely rumored, Apple's push to transition to OLED will apparently be jump-started by the release of new 11- and 13-inch iPad Pro models this year. The displays will feature 2,388 by 1,668 and 2,880 by 1,920 resolutions, respectively, Omdia claims. This would be a slight increase in height and a reduction in width for the larger model, while the smaller iPad Pro would retain the same resolution.

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In 2026, Apple will launch 8.3-inch iPad mini and 10.8-inch iPad Air models with OLED displays, as well as 14.2-inch and 16.2-inch OLED MacBook Pro models designed to replace the current mini-LED units. The company is also reportedly working on 13.6-inch and 15.3-inch OLED MacBook Air models for launch no earlier than 2027. These machines will still lack ProMotion technology with a refresh rate of 60Hz like the current models.

In 2027 or later, Apple may introduce a 20.3-inch foldable OLED iPad Pro with ProMotion. This product is still said to be in the conceptual stage, but broadly lines up with other rumors about such a device. Overall, the report largely corroborates existing rumors about Apple's upcoming plans to transition almost all of its portable devices to OLED technology.

Article Link: Apple's OLED Roadmap: New iPad Mini, Foldable iPad Pro, and More
 
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krspkbl

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So far away :( It sucks we're still stuck with crappy LCD displays in many devices. Mini LED is not a replacement for OLED.

By the time Apple bother to add OLED microLED might be ready :p and that's the only display tech that could replace OLED.

OLED - flawed tech that is still around. :-(
It's the best tech around. Yes it can get burn in but modern oled panels have loads of built in ways to prevent it. It's not really an issue unless you try make it happen and even then by the time it does appear (if) then you'll have replaced your device.

OLED has been in iPhones for a long time now and it's not a problem.

I'd take the small risk of burn in over poor display quality out the box with LCD and MiniLED
 

Populus

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I guess “Touch on TFE + Pol-less” is a new type of OLED panel? Or the foldable one?

I was expecting the microLED technology by 2027 or 2028 but it seems it will take longer.

Helpfully this new technologies will be easier with our eyes, with healthier PWM frequencies or even DC dimming. Hopefully.

Anyways, I’m super happy with my M2 iPad Pro form factor and screen. The only thing I could miss in the future is the power/efficiency of newer M3/M4/M5 SoCs, and having the camera in the middle in landscape orientation. But I guess I can live with it, as long as future iPadOS external monitor UI features/improvements are supported by my M2 iPad Pro.
 
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d5aqoëp

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Apple will still milk the "ProMotion" cow dry by 2027 by keeping it a "Pro" feature while cheap $200 Androids with 120hz screens will laugh at us. Apple needs to stop this "ProMotion" marketing garbage and use 120hz screens across entire device portfolio starting this year. There is noting "Pro" about 120hz screens in 2024.
 

Populus

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Apple will still milk the "ProMotion" cow dry by 2027 by keeping it a "Pro" feature while cheap $200 Androids with 120hz screens will laugh at us. Apple needs to stop this "ProMotion" marketing garbage and use 120hz screens across entire device portfolio starting this year. There is noting "Pro" about 120hz screens in 2024.
I heard the rumor that future iPhone, not sure if the leak was referring to the iPhone 16 or the 17, will finally support 90 or even 120Hz.

We’ll see, but as you said, it is about time.

On the iPad, however, I feel it’s more difficult for Apple to implement pro-Motion on the iPad Air or the iPad mini, because of the lack of competition on the tablet segment. They didn’t even bother to launch a new iPad during 2023, that shows how confident they are dominating the sector.
 

soyazul

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As we know Apple updates the MacBook Pro design every 4 years. So M5 will have an all-new design, and this machine will need an all-new display. So I guess that OLED will come to MacBook Pro in October 2025
 

Pezimak

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This roadmap is so laughable it truly is. Literally treating OLED as some new revolutionary tech, despite the fact iPhone has had OLED for about 7 years now and Apple Watch since day 1!
Still gotta give people a reason to upgrade I suppose.
 
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Gloor

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its not an issue in iPhone as you don't use iPhone like you do your mac. I have my computer on for about 10 hours a day when working (sometimes more). Those static bars will get burn in unless the tech changes. OLED is flawed and burn in wasn't solved yet so its not the right tech for computers. Simple as that

edit: you can see that in action with the new OLED monitors who suffer burn it very quickly.

So far away :( It sucks we're still stuck with crappy LCD displays in many devices. Mini LED is not a replacement for OLED.

By the time Apple bother to add OLED microLED might be ready :p and that's the only display tech that could replace OLED.


It's the best tech around. Yes it can get burn in but modern oled panels have loads of built in ways to prevent it. It's not really an issue unless you try make it happen and even then by the time it does appear (if) then you'll have replaced your device.

OLED has been in iPhones for a long time now and it's not a problem.

I'd take the small risk of burn in over poor display quality out the box with LCD and MiniLED
 

kirk.vino

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its not an issue in iPhone as you don't use iPhone like you do your mac. I have my computer on for about 10 hours a day when working (sometimes more). Those static bars will get burn in unless the tech changes. OLED is flawed and burn in wasn't solved yet so its not the right tech for computers. Simple as that

edit: you can see that in action with the new OLED monitors who suffer burn it very quickly.
The OLED tech has matured a lot. WOLED type has especially been burn-in free for at least 2 years now.
The second generation of QD-OLED is also showing great results.
I suggest researching first, places like rtings.com are running OLED longevity tests on many different OLED types.
You can clearly see there how the OLED tech has improved over the recent years.
 
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Gloor

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Yes they are running it but mostly on tv, no? And they also show it as a problem.

On monitors - totally different game

The OLED tech has matured a lot. WOLED type has especially been burn-in free for at least 2 years now.
The second generation of QD-OLED is also showing great results.
I suggest researching first, places like rtings.com are running OLED longevity tests on many different OLED types.
You can clearly see there how the OLED tech has improved over the recent years.
 

kirk.vino

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Yes they are running it but mostly on tv, no? And they also show it as a problem.

On monitors - totally different game
It doesn’t matter if it’s a TV or not: it’s the same static elements that they keep showing on them for many hours every day. That would be the same scenario for any monitor in real life. The recent models from 2022 with WOLED are not showing the same issues as the older models. The same goes for the second generation of QD-OLED released last year.
By the way, many of these TVs like LG C2 and C3 are constantly purchased as monitors as well.
 
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Gloor

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I dont think its me that needs to do some research as someone said here.
Here is what was mentioned and here is what I've been saying.
Burn in is real and its STILL an issue.

rtings tests to show. If you want just the monitors then skip to 9th minute
edit: at the end they don't even recommend it for browsing etc. as the PERMANENT damage showed up after only 700hours!!!
So, you can wish all you want for OLED to be amazing but its still FLAWED tech!





It doesn’t matter if it’s a TV or not: it’s the same static elements that they keep showing on them for many hours every day. That would be the same scenario for any monitor in real life. The recent models from 2022 with WOLED are not showing the same issues as the older models. The same goes for the second generation of QD-OLED released last year.
By the way, many of these TVs like LG C2 and C3 are constantly purchased as monitors as well.
 

paulovsouza

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15 years in the making. Every year it’s 2 years away. To the point that it’s already old technology, or not what consumers care about. Either these rumors aren’t right, or it’s something easy to report on, or all Apple has planned for its future is OLED.
 

nuff_said

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What I want to know is what their software road map is.
This year 18, next year 19, then 20, and so on and so forth /s

Jokes aside, I doubt we will see any drastic or significant changes. Right now, and for the past little while, it’s been incremental at best. I’d like to see the software take advantage of those M chips but I’m sure that won’t happen anytime soon.
 

kirk.vino

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I dont think its me that needs to do some research as someone said here.
Here is what was mentioned and here is what I've been saying.
Burn in is real and its STILL an issue.

rtings tests to show. If you want just the monitors then skip to 9th minute
edit: at the end they don't even recommend it for browsing etc. as the PERMANENT damage showed up after only 700hours!!!
So, you can wish all you want for OLED to be amazing but its still FLAWED tech!



Once again, you need to pay attention to the newer models: WOLED type 2022 and onward and QD-OLED last year and onward. Anything older will show signs of significant burn-in, as shown in their videos and tests.
What you have pointed out is the first generation of QD-OLED from Samsung Display. That technology was brand-new in 2022 and it does show some severe burn-in. Their second generation released last year is nothing like that. Go to the their Samsung S95B versus S95C longevity tests and you will see what I’m talking about. WOLED type from LG Display was already better than that even in 2022.
 

XboxEvolved

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Nothing I currently own is OLED, and the last OLED thing I owned was a iPhone X, I didn't mind that but with all newer iPhones, the way the colors "pop" kind of bothers me but I'm sure you get used to it. I think Apple really perfected the hell out of LCD tech, so hopefully the same can be said for these panels and how they are used.

What I gather from this is I'm not buying a new MBP until 2026...what chip would that be by then? M6?
 
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