Even though the latest source claims that Apple will switch from mini-LED to OLED technology on future iPad models, such a change won’t happen until 2024. Despite the benefits of flexible OLED panels, it seems that the company will adopt hybrid OLED displays instead. due to their low manufacturing cost and superior quality.
LG and Samsung will be responsible for the mass production of hybrid OLED panels for use in the iPad.
Problems with flexible OLED technology include higher manufacturing costs and a “wrinkled” appearance, especially in larger devices. Given that OLED screens could be included in the iPad Pro series when it launches in 2024, the screen’s “crumpled” appearance could turn off many consumers who would otherwise pay more for one of these tablets.
Apple hasn’t even planned an OLED iPad and that will also happen by 2024! From now on, we all knew the iPad Pro was going to get a mini-LED since leaks and rumors indicated it! Leakers thought the iPhone SE 4 would be an iPhone SE 3, but unfortunately it turns out to be the same iPhone SE 2
— SaadPlayz (@SaadPlayz18) October 3, 2022
The Elec published a report claiming that Apple plans to adopt hybrid OLED technology in future iPad models. One of the motivations for this decision was the potential reduction in production costs. Although previous sources mentioned that Samsung and LG would have to take on the job, finding a supplier to mass-produce such panels could be difficult. There wasn’t enough financial incentive for Samsung to produce two-stack OLED m panels, so the company initially refused.
Samsung decided to do it. So with the project because Apple risked making a larger purchase. No one knows for sure if the Korean giant has shown the same zeal to mass-build hybrid OLED panels. Even though LG was rumored to be helping Apple, most of the orders probably went to Samsung due to the latter’s superior resources and skills.
Apple’s high-end iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models will still use mini-LED displays for the foreseeable future, but the company plans to switch to hybrid OLED displays eventually. Stay tuned for more updates as we find out what kinds of improvements come with the updated technology.