In 2021, Apple started to make the transition to mini-LED displays with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. There have been rumors swirling around for quite some time that Apple would make that change, with more than one device expected to boast the technology in the future. But, at the same time, there are expectations that Apple’s true destination is more OLED panels in mobile devices.
According to the latest quarterly OLED shipment report issued by the experts at Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), via MacRumors, Apple is still planning on making the switch to OLED in the iPad lineup in the near future. However, it’s probably not as soon as some might have expected.
According to the report, the display experts believe Apple’s first iPad with an OLED display will hit the market sometime in 2023. Specifically, the new iPad will be a 10.9-inch AMOLED panel. Most rumors have suggested Apple will kick things off with the iPad Air.
There are a lot of rumors regarding this topic. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s happening. And yet, it certainly feels like it’s happening. The only point of contention at this point, as is so often the case, is timing. Will the first iPad Air with an OLED display launch in 2023? Maybe!
However, we can’t discount the multitude of rumors that have said the new iPad with an OLED panel will arrive in 2022. Back in March of this year, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the device would launch in the early stages of 2022. And, more recently, we heard the same thing from The Elec.
It’s going to be fun to see how the iPad lineup evolves over time. Is Apple going to mix-and-match display panels now that the transition has already started? How does that look, and which models get OLED or mini-LED?