Apple launching new 10.9-inch OLED iPad next year, according to Digitimes
Apple could launch its first iPad with an OLED display in early 2022, according to a new report from Digitimes on Friday that claims that the iPhone maker is exploring various new display technologies for future iPads and MacBooks.
Digitimes suggests that production of Apple’s first OLED iPad could begin in the fourth quarter of 2021 for an official release in 2022. The report’s unnamed source claims a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 16- to 17-inch MacBook Pro could also launch that same year with the OLED display technology, noting that the plans haven’t been finalized yet.
Numerous stories have emerged over the past few months reporting on Apple’s interest in mini-LED display technology, which offers the same quality screens as OLED panels, but with reduced power consumption.
Digitimes themselves published a report in late February suggesting Apple’s rumored new 14-inch MacBook Pro will launch during the second half of the year with mini-LED displays produced by Radiant Opto-Electronics.
In their latest report, Digitimes says Apple is exporting various new display technologies, noting that we may see different screen types in different products, “each targeting different customer groups.”