Apple is reportedly planning to launch a 10.86-inch OLED iPad next year and two new OLED iPads in 2023.
Apple is planning to launch a new iPad Pro in 2022 with Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) panel, according to a recent report from Korean publication The Elec. It also claims that the next year’s OLED iPad has a 10.86 screen size which is the same size as the current iPad Air. It means that the next year’s OLED iPad could be the 5th generation of iPad Air.
The report claims that Apple will use Thin-Film Encapsulation (TFE) method to rigid OLED that will be equipped in 2021’s 10.86-inch iPad. The TFE method is mainly used to protect the OLED panel from moisture and oxygen.
iPad Pros with Flexible OLED Display
The report also claims that Apple is in the works to launch two types of OLED iPads in 2023 which could be a part of iPad Pro models. The first model will have a screen size of 11.0-inch and the second one a 12.9-inch display. Unlike the rigid OLED in 2021’s 10.86-inch iPad, the OLED iPads coming in 2023 will use flexible OLED which enables the device to have more thinner screen bezels. It was first used in Apple iPhone X which was announced back in 2017.
For the 2023 Apple iPad Pro models, the company may use LTPO technology which enables a 120Hz refresh rate. According to the report, Apple will use LTPO for the Pro models of OLED iPhones coming later this year.
Back in March this year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also said that an updated version of iPad Air with OLED display will launch in 2021. Apple has also invested in mini-LED which is only equipped with iPad Pro. Technically, OLED is better than mini-LED in the fact that each pixel has its own light, whereas mini-LED doesn’t. Kuo believes that mini-LED will remain exclusive to the high-end iPads.
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