Saturday, December 2, 2023

Rumor: first iPad with OLED display coming in 2023

Apple is expected to release its first iPad with an OLED display in 2023, Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) said in a new quarterly OLED Shipment Report. However, the Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks we’ll see such a tablet next year. 

10.9-inch or 12.9-inch model?

DSCC also says in its report that Apple will enter the market with a 10.9-inch AMOLED ‌iPad. The Sellers Research Group thinks it will be a 12.9-inch iPad Pro instead. 

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.

Regarding the MacBook Pro and the Touch Bar

The DSCC report also says the next MacBook Pro will ditch the Touch Bar. I think that’s true even though I’m a fan of it.

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.