Apple may use hybrid OLED technology for upcoming iPad models: report

Tech giant Apple could use “hybrid” OLED technology, which incorporates rigid and flexible OLED panel materials, as part of its rumored plans to switch to OLED technology for upcoming iPad models.

The tech giant is hesitant to rely solely on the flexible OLED technology it uses in its iPhone models because the panels tend to “crease”, and the effect is more evident as screens grow up, MacRumors reported citing The Elec.

“When it became known that Apple was planning to apply hybrid OLED to the first OLED iPad, the industry assumed the cause was cost reduction,” the report said.

However, it’s understood there’s a reason Apple preferred hybrid OLED other than this cost reduction.

A parts industry official said, “Apple hated that part of the product’s screen could appear wrinkled to the user’s eyes when using a flexible OLED.

“iPhone OLED has a 5-7 inch screen, so these features are not well revealed, but they are relatively noticeable in large-screen (10-20 inch) computer products.”

While hybrid OLED technology has yet to be perfected and it will take at least a year to become commercially viable before it can be incorporated into an OLED iPad by around 2024, the report says, adding that Samsung and LG pursue ultra-thin glass. substrates measuring just 0.2mm thick for use with the technology, down from the current standard of around 0.5mm.



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