According to a prediction from a display analyst, Apple will introduce OLED panels on its iPad Pro models for the first time in 2024 and use them on both versions. We will see new 11-inch and 12.9-inch variants getting new panels, assuming the company has no intentions to change the proportions of the iPad Pro models.
According to Ross Young, CEO and creator of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), the latter is significantly superior for IT-related applications, which is one of the reasons Apple will migrate from mini-LED and IPS LCD to OLED. Although he did not clarify in his tweet what he meant by his comments, he must have meant that users would benefit if these improvements made it into the 2024 iPad Pro models for applications that require the higher brightness or colour accuracy of OLED technology.
According to Young’s Twitter thread, another benefit of Apple adding OLED to both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models is that this technology will be a two-stack tandem kind.
For those who are unaware, a two-stack tandem OLED has extra layers that help to double the brightness of the screen while extending its lifespan by four times. The drawback of these panels is that they are expensive to produce, which is why Samsung allegedly first rejected Apple unless the business made a sizable enough order.
Although it was claimed that the Korean manufacturer would agree to mass-produce solar panels, they probably won’t be available until 2024. Additionally, Apple is rumoured to have included hybrid technology into these OLED screens to prevent them from appearing “wrinkled.” The 2024 iPad Pro models are anticipated to include the same capability since Apple’s “Pro” line of iPhones have OLED displays and support ProMotion, which allows them access to a 120Hz refresh rate.
We do not currently know how much each iPad Pro that will be released in two years will cost. Therefore, we are unsure if Apple would pass on the high OLED manufacturing costs to customers and raise prices for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models, or if it will absorb those costs into its own profits.