11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models expected to launch in mid-2024
Apple is planning to release its first-ever OLED iPad Pro models in mid-2024, according to a report on Tuesday by DigiTimes, citing supply chain sources.
The report, via MacRumors, claims that some Apple suppliers havestarted to expand their touch panel capacity quietly so that they will be able to meet demand for the new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models next year, which will allegedly feature hybrid OLED displays that are made with a combination of flexible and rigid materials.
The mix of materials is said to contribute to a thinner and lighter design compared to the current models, which Apple last updated in October 2022.
OLED displays have long been rumored to be coming to the iPad. 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.
The report follows after Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman claimed last month that Apple is working on its first major upgrade to its iPad Pro lineup in several years, with all-new M3 models in development featuring new, larger OLED displays and an accompanying new Magic Keyboard.