Leaked report uncovers Apple's strategy to upgrade MacBooks and iPads with OLED displays
Rumors about Apple integrating OLED screens into its MacBook and iPad lineup have gained more credibility with a recent report from Taiwanese publication ET News. The report reveals Apple’s expected timeline for these updates. OLED displays are known for their superior color reproduction, contrast ratios, increased efficiency, and thinner designs. The 16-inch MacBook Pro is expected to be the first to transition to OLED in 2025, followed by the 14-inch MacBook Pro in 2026. Both sizes of the MacBook Air are also expected to embrace OLED displays in 2026. As for the iPad lineup, OLED screens are projected to be introduced to the iPad Pro models in 2024, while the iPad Mini and 10.9-inch iPad Air will undergo the transformation in 2026. The rumored 12.9-inch iPad Air, initially launching with an LCD display next year, is planned to receive an OLED upgrade in 2027. It is worth noting that the iPad Mini is expected to feature a larger 8.7-inch screen. The iPad Pros will have LTPO panels supporting 120Hz refresh rates, while the iPad Air and iPad Mini are expected to adopt LTPS panels without such capability. Apple is also reportedly working on enhancing the iPad Pros with a next-generation panel that improves efficiency through Color Filter Encapsulation (CoE), which could potentially pave the way for under-display camera technology in the future. However, concerns about burn-in, especially for MacBook displays dealing with static elements, remain a significant issue to address.