Upcoming iPads expected to spur sales of tablets with OLED displays

Upcoming iPads are expected to spur the sales of tablets with OLED displays.

According to the 2024 Mid-Large OLED Display Annual Report recently published by UBI Research — as noted by DigTimes Asia— shipments of OLED panels for tablets are expected to grow from 12 million units in 2024 to 28.4 million units in 2028, with an average annual growth rate of 24.1%.

And Apple’s decision to install OLED in upcoming iPads will see the OLED market for tablets grow 6-7 times in 2024 compared to 2023, predicts the research group.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has said that will likely launch new iPad Pros, iPad Airs, and accessories during the first week of May. The next iPad Pro will almost certainly sport an OLED display. It’s likely to be a hybrid OLED display made with a combination of flexible and rigid materials. This could mean the updated iPad Pros would be even thinner and lighter design than current models.

The iPad Airs are expected to sport an M2 chip and a landscape-oriented front camera. And Apple may offer a 12.9-inch Air for the first time. 

Gurman says Apple will also introduce a new Apple Pencil and new Magic Keyboards. The latter will purportedly have a sturdier frame made from aluminum, which will allow the ‌iPad‌ to more closely resemble a laptop.

What new features might an Apple Pencil 3 include? Previous rumors have suggested the following:

° New sensors for more haptic feedback features, including the ability to response to squeezes;

° The tip of the Apple Pencil could have new tech that supports additional features or more accurate drawing accuracy.

° Support for a rolling gesture that would allow you to zoom in on the iPad. 

° A pivotal end that allows for rolling and sliding gestures.

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.