Apple will ditch the mini-LED and move to OLED for its iPad Pro displays in 2023, according to a new report. Also, while the mini-LED was reserved for the larger iPad Pro this year, both sizes will get OLED displays next year.
This comes through a report from The Elec which also believes Apple will debut OLED on another iPad product next year, potentially as a test before bringing the technology to the iPad Pro lineup.
Cupertino will launch its first OLED iPad in 2022. The tablet will sport a 10.86-inch OLED screen. Samsung Display will be the sole supplier of OLED panels.
The following year, in 2023, Apple plans to release an 11-inch OLED iPad and a 12.9-inch OLED iPad.
Apple’s switch to mini-LEDs was a long time coming after seemingly endless buzz, but its switch to OLED was always on the cards. The two technologies are similar in their advantages and disadvantages. However, OLED would benefit from stronger performance in low light environments. Some buyers of the new iPad Pro mini-LED have recently pointed out that this is a problem with the current model.
In terms of the iPad Pro 2023 models, the report believes that Apple will change the type of OLED screen used, choosing a flexible OLED instead of a rigid one.
For iPads launching in 2023, Cupterino could use flexible OLED over rigid OLED. You could also change the TFT from LTPS to Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide (LTPO). The RGB emission layer could also be the “tandem” structure where two layers of them are stacked together.
Of course, we are still a long way from 2022, let alone 2023. Apple has time to change plans that may already be in place, so keep that in mind when making purchasing decisions. The current iPad Pro is an excellent tablet, especially with the mini-LED display on the 12.9-inch model. You can also bring your own by checking out our list of the best iPad Pro deals.