Rumor: first iPad with OLED display coming in 2023
Wednesday July 7, 2021. 09:40 PM , from Mac Minute
Apple is expected to release its first iPad with an OLED display in 2023, Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) said in a new quarterly OLED Shipment Report. However, the Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks we’ll see such a tablet next year.
10.9-inch or 12.9-inch model?
DSCC also says in its report that Apple will enter the market with a 10.9-inch AMOLED iPad. The Sellers Research Group thinks it will be a 12.9-inch iPad Pro instead.
Of course, Apple will have to decide if OLED displays are worth a possible price increase over mini-LEDs. The tech giant introduced 12.9-inch iPad Pros with the latter tech this year. And Mac laptops with mini-LED screens are anticipated to arrive soon.
OLED may be better than LCD when it comes to brightness and color ratios, but the latter is more cost-effective option. Mini-LED aims to offer the best of both worlds.
For example, the 2021 iPad Pro with Mini-LED technology can achieve 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness with 1,600 nits of specular highlights, with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and wide DCI-P3 color gamut. Packaged into a design that’s just 6.4mm thin.
Regarding the MacBook Pro and the Touch Bar
The DSCC report also says the next MacBook Pro will ditch the Touch Bar. I think that’s true even though I’m a fan of it.
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