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Apple is continuing development of OLED panels for new iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models to be announced in 2024 and 2026, respectively, according to a report from Korea's ET News.

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The report states that Apple and one of its Korean display suppliers, believed to be Samsung, have started working on OLED panels for an 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro and a 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. In line with previous rumors, the report states that the first iPad with an OLED display will launch in 2024. From the report:

The specific types of panels are 10.86 inches and 12.9 inches for the iPad, and 14 inches and 16 inches for the MacBook. The domestic display companies and related parts and material companies began to develop the panels with the start of the official project. An insider familiar with the subject said, "Panel development from 10 inches to 16 inches is in progress."
According to display analyst Ross Young, who has accurately revealed details about several Apple devices ahead of launch, the first iPad Pro with OLED panels will have larger 11.1-inch and 13-inch displays compared to the current-generation models.

Apple currently uses a mini-LED display in its 12.9-inch iPad Pro, while the smaller 11-inch model keeps a traditional LCD panel. Following the iPad's transition to OLED, rumors suggest the first Mac with an OLED panel will arrive in the form of a 13-inch MacBook Air as soon as 2024.

Compared to traditional LCD panels, OLED displays require less power thanks to their self-emitting pixels, which do not require backlighting, ultimately extending battery life, providing darker blacks, and improving contrast ratio. Apple currently uses displays from display partners, including Samsung and LG, but it is reportedly looking to reduce its dependence on those suppliers.

A report from Bloomberg this month said Apple is working on custom-designed displays to use in the iPhone and Apple Watch starting next year. The report claimed the first device with a custom Apple-designed microLED display will be the Apple Watch Ultra at the end of 2024. Apple will reportedly expand its custom-made microLED display to other products in the following years, including the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Article Link: iPad Pro With OLED Display Again Rumored for Launch Next Year
 
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klasma

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"There are various panel development from 10 inches to 16 inches is in progress."

I hope OLED will come to the iPad mini eventually. But I’m looking forward to the 12.9" as well.
 
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james2538

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11” OLED iPad Pro is an instant buy for me. Would finally convince me to upgrade.

Hope it also doesn’t take till 2026 for it to arrive in the MacBook Pro.
 

MayaUser

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everyone that makes a prediction false or true now is a leaker
Oled will come probably for the ipad mini or/and ipad air
 

code-m

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I'm hoping for smaller. I'm not a fan of how everything keeps getting bigger. I want a 10" iPad Pro instead
I like the 11” iPP, the keyboard is just comfortable not full sized. Anything smaller and it’s cramped.

I don’t understand why Apple does not stick with whole numbers for screen sizes, just make or keep the following:

8” iPad Mini (LED) revert it to the previous 3:4 ratio
11” iPad/Air (LED) just merge the two product lines already
11” iPP (OLED)
13” iPP (OLED)

14” MBA/Pro
16” MBA/Pro
 
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MiloCody

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I like the 11” iPP, the keyboard is just comfortable not full sized. Anything smaller and it’s cramped.

I don’t understand why Apple does not stick with whole numbers for screen sizes, just make or keep the following:

8” iPad Mini (LED) revert it to the previous 3:4 ratio
11” iPad/Air (LED) just merge the two product lines already
11” iPP (OLED)
13” iPP (OLED)

14” MBA/Pro
16” MBA/Pro
YES! It would make finding what fits those iPad like accessories easier. Plus finding which iPad fits Apple magic keyboards, cases and stands.
 

BvizioN

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It is always next year when it comes to rumored Apple products. It is always next year for that Apple Watch flat design of John Prosser.
 

mebehere

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What is Apple doing? microLED stuff gets changed to OLED (iPad). OLED stuff gets changed to microLED (Apple Watch). What. Are. They. Doing?

Is one not better than the other? Which is it?
 

zakarhino

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This will likely be the one I upgrade to but will probably go 11" this time. I enjoy 12.9" for home use and photo editing but 11" would fit perfectly in my small bag I sometimes take around. A lot easier to hold one handed too. Maybe the cellular model too actually.
 
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