Apple's upcoming iPad Pro and MacBook Pro will use Samsung and LG's new OLED screens

Apple announces iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models with dual-stack OLED screens.

Key Points :

  • The new report shows that Apple is announcing new iPad and MacBook Pro models with OLED screens.
  • The Cupertino giant is in talks with screen makers such as Samsung and LG.
  • Apple’s first unit with an OLED screen will only arrive in 2023 or 2024.

According to a new report from The Elec, Apple is announcing iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models with dual-stack OLED screens with two low-light LEDs, which is twice as bright as a regular Retina screen. The report further states that Cupertino will negotiate with Samsung and LG to supply OLED panels to large screen devices.

The article states that the 12.9-inch and 11-inch tablets, which are likely to refer to the upcoming iPad Pro, will be the first Apple devices to feature an OLED screen. Tablets with OLED panels will be available in late 2023 or 2024. The current problem is that OLED technology is very expensive and the manufacturing process is not fully developed. Therefore, sources familiar with the issue say that the first unit will take some time. Before they finally arrive in late 2023 or early 2024.

As with mini LED screens, it makes sense for Apple to start adopting OLEDs in the iPad Pro series. Last month, with the announcement of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, the company expanded its list of devices with Liquid Retina XDR screens. Samsung is a leading manufacturer of OLED panels, so it’s understandable that Apple should look to Korean OLED panels. It seems that LG is also discussing protecting the OLED panel for the MacBook.

The new display technology also doubles production costs. Apple seems to be trying to keep costs low by using oxide TFTs instead of regular TFTs. The TFT (Thin Film Transistor) acts as a pixel switch on the screen. Other state-of-the-art display technologies such as LTPO (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) are also being considered, but they are also very expensive.