Apple hasn’t moved away from mini-LED yet, and it will take a few years for the company to switch to OLED technology for the 2024 iPad Pro models. Fortunately, both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions are said to feature with the same high-quality panel that is assembled for the company’s iPhone range.
OLED will remove the “halo” effect from current iPad Pro models, delivering increased peak brightness, contrast ratio, color accuracy and other benefits to the table
A special spring event for the OLED iPad Pro models will reportedly be held in 2024, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. In his “Inclusion” newsletter, he claims that there will be no difference in the quality of the panels, since the hardware available on the tablets will match the quality of what is attached to the iPhone.
“As others have reported, look for 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros in spring 2024 with OLED screens – matching the quality of the iPhone displays.”
DisplayMate recently gave the iPhone 14 Pro Max the most awards, including one in which the flagship touted the best smartphone display ever, beating out last year’s iPhone 13 Pro Max. For 2024, Apple will go ahead with the launch of the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max, and considering that the display of the iPhone 14 Pro Max was better than that of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, we can only expect improved features of the models they release two years from now.
Using the same panels on the new iPad Pro models means users will enjoy the same image quality when viewing HDR content and experience near-perfect picture color accuracy when editing video or images using professional software. Not only that, Apple is said to be incorporating hybrid OLED technology, which eliminates that ‘wrinkled’ effect from the panels and is also cheaper to mass produce.
As for the supplier that will fulfill the orders for OLED iPad Pro displays, Samsung will most likely take the majority of the share. The Korean giant initially refused Apple’s initial refusal unless the company placed a large enough order for dual-stack tandem OLED technology. We later reported that the manufacturer has agreed, but mass production isn’t expected to begin until 2024. LG may also be involved in some capacity, but we’ll know more details in the coming months. Hopefully there will be no delay in Apple’s plans.
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