Redesigned OLED iPad Pro models expected to launch during the first half of 2024
Apple’s next iPad Pro upgrade is expected to come in 2024, when the Cupertino company launches redesigned 11-inch and 13-inch models featuring OLED displays, a first for an iPad, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
Writing in his weekly Power On newsletter, Gurman says he doesn’t expect any major upgrades to the iPad lineup this year, saying that any updates to the iPad mini, iPad Air and entry-level iPad this year won’t be anything more than a spec bump — if they arrive at all, with Apple focusing its efforts on new OLED iPad Pro models that will launch during the first half of next year.
The insight by Gurman matches an earlier claim by reliable display analyst Ross Young, who suggested last year that Apple is reportedly working on new 11.1-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models for launch in early 2024, both of which would feature OLED display technology.
As it stands, Apple sells the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display, and the 11-inch iPad Pro with a traditional LCD display, with Apple keeping the mini-LED display technology exclusive to the largest model in the lineup.
It has been reported that Samsung Display is preparing to open an all-new production line for OLED iPad models.
In general, OLED displays offer a better viewing experience over LED thanks to several advantages in display quality including a larger color range and high contrast levels, better handling of darkness and lighting precision, and fast response times.
Gurman didn’t speculate on what other new features the 2024 iPad Pro models could bring, including what version of the Apple Silicon M-series chip they could be powered by.