OLED displays could grace the MacBook Air and iPad Pro models by 2024. Here are all the details you need to know.
OLED MacBook Air? OLED iPad Pro? If the latest rumors are to be believed, Apple may be working to bring OLED displays to its most popular laptops as well as its highest-end iPad Pro models. Apple currently uses OLED displays on its iPhone models as well as Apple Watch models. However, an industry insider says that Apple plans to bring OLED displays to the iPad range of laptops and tablets starting sometime in 2024.
“It is increasingly likely that Apple will launch 13.3-inch OLED notebooks in 2024 in addition to the 11-inch OLED and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It is expected to be the MacBook Air, but could potentially become the MacBook, MacBook Pro or the new category,” says analyst Ross Young, who has a credible streak of leaks related to Apple.
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OLED Display on MacBook Air, iPad Pro?
Adding to this information, Ross said that Apple will use Tandem Stack OLED display technology, which is expected to increase brightness, improve display longevity and reduce power consumption by about 30%. The OLED displays used by Apple are also likely to have variable refresh rate panels to further improve efficiency.
Apple recently unveiled the MacBook Air M2 at WWDC 2022, marking the debut of the M2 chip. The new model has got a display upgrade over the old model in terms of size and brightness but the basic panel technology remains the same. Note that Apple uses the MiniLED display on its more expensive 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models as well as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro M1.
OLED displays are nothing new on laptops and tablets. In the laptop world, OLED displays are common on flagship models from Dell, Asus, Samsung, and HP. Asus has also recently launched several affordable laptops with OLED displays. Samsung has been using OLED displays on its high-end Galaxy Tab S models for a long time. Apple is already behind these brands in terms of offering the latest technology.
Apple switched to OLED displays for its iPhones late in 2017 with the iPhone X. It was the iPhone 12 in 2020 that eventually brought OLED displays to the more affordable model, while the iPhone 13 Pro model introduced variable refresh rates in 2021. It shows.