Apple’s first OLED iPad mannequin will reportedly be 2021 iPad Air

A photo showing a person holding a 12.9-inch iPad Pro in their hands

The primary OLED-based iPads ought to drop in 2022 starting with the subsequent iPad Air, with Apple following up with the primary iPad Professional fashions outfitted with OLED panels in 2023.


  • After iPhone, OLED panels are coming to iPad
  • OLED-equipped iPad Airs might arrive in 2022
  • iPad Professional is claimed to undertake OLEDs in 2023

OLED-equipped iPad Air rumored to launch in 2022

Israeli publication The Elec claims Apple will first launch a brand new iPad with a show measuring 10.8 inches diagonally. The report doesn’t point out the gadget by its identify, however display dimension strongly suggests it’s the subsequent iPad Air (the present one has a barely bigger 10.9-inch display).

The primary OLED-capable iPad Air ought to launch in 2022, reads the story.

In 2023, the report has it, Apple will transition its flagship iPad Professional line to OLED expertise. The corporate can also be believed to make use of LTPO expertise to allow a variable refresh price as much as 120Hz (known as ProMotion in Apple discuss) on the 2023 iPad Execs.

Apparently, the 2023 iPad Execs needs to be supplied in the identical 11 and 12.9-inch display sizes as the present fashions. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman lately stated that Apple is contemplating constructing iPads with even bigger screens, however these fashions are a minimum of a couple of years away as they haven’t left the exploratory stage but, that means they might as properly be nixed at any second.

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Whereas mini-LED backlight on the 12.9-inch iPad Professional brings an OLED-like expertise thanks to higher distinction and vastly improved brightness, the usage of OLED expertise for the Apple pill household will enhance picture high quality additional by enabling true blacks, even greater distinction, greater resolutions and decreased energy consumption, amongst different perks.

Provide-chain sources and some analysts beforehand known as for the primary OLED iPad in 2022.

The street to OLED iPads

In Could 2021, ETNews claimed Apple would begin swapping LCD screens for his or her OLED counterparts in some iPad fashions beginning subsequent yr. At the moment’s report goes into extra element by particularly mentioning that the transition would start with the primary OLED-capable iPad Air in 2021 and iPad Execs with OLED screens in 2023.

It’s unclear whether or not Apple might present each higher-priced OLED and lower-priced LCD variations of those tablets or proceed to supply OLED-only fashions. Apple started transitioning its iPhone to OLED expertise beginning with the iPhone X launch in 2017. Three years, the corporate completed shifting the complete lineup to OLEDs, with the 2020 iPhone 12 household missing any LCD-based fashions.

The second-generation iPhone SE is the one LCD-phone Apple continues to promote to this date.

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