Rumor: Apple will launch iPads with OLED displays in 2022, 2023

But will it be worth it to go from mini-LED to OLED?

Apple will launch two new models of iPads that use OLED panels in 2023, according to a report by TheElec. The article says the first will arrive next year.

The 2020 OLED iPad will reportedly have a 10.86-inch OLED screen. In 2023, Apple will launch an 11-inch OLED iPad and a 12.9-inch OLED iPad, according to TheElec.

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks Apple is investigating OLED iPads. However, I think the first one to get such a display will be the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, not a smaller model.

Then, of course, Apple will have to decide if OLED displays are worth a possible price increase over mini-LEDs. The tech giant introduced 12.9-inch iPad Pros with the latter tech this year. And Mac laptops with mini-LED screens are anticipated to arrive soon. 

OLED may be better than LCD when it comes to brightness and color ratios, but the latter is more cost-effective option. Mini-LED aims to offer the best of both worlds. 

For example, the 2021 iPad Pro with Mini-LED technology can achieve 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness with 1,600 nits of specular highlights, with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and wide DCI-P3 color gamut. Packaged into a design that’s just 6.4mm thin.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.