MacBook Pros with OLED displays reportedly pushed to 2026 or 2027

However, look for an iPad Pro with an OLED screen next year

MacBook Pro models with OLED displays are purportedly still at least three years away.

MacBook Pro models with OLED displays are still at least three years away from launching, according to Ross Young, CEO of the research firm Display Supply Chain Consultants.

As noted by MacRumors, on a display-related webinar with Bloomberg Intelligence’s Woo Jin Ho, Young said it will take a few years for Apple’s supply chain partners to build out manufacturing lines for mass production of laptop-sized OLED panels, so he does not expect MacBook Pro models with OLED displays to launch until 2026 or 2027. 

Young’s prediction lines up with previous forecasts. For example, Apple’s first OLED MacBook has been pushed back to 2027, but an OLED iPad Pro is still planned for 2024, according to a July 7 report fromThe Elec. 

The article says MacBook production this year is expected to be down 21% from last year, and MacBook panel purchases are also expected to drop 19%. Even on the MacBook, the top-to-pro panel purchases could fall below half of last year, says The Elec

MacBook Pros with OLED displays have been rumored for over two years. However, The Elec adds that market research firm Omdia says Apple still plans to release an OLED iPad Pro next year.

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