5 Reasons to Wait for the 2022 iPad Pro & 6 Reasons Not To
Don't Wait for an OLED Display
There's been chatter about Apple using an OLED display panels though it's unclear when this change will arrive. Right now it looks like it'll be 2024.
Ross Young from Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) believes Apple will enter the OLED tablet market in 2024. In another report, DSCC says Apple will release OLED models with 11-inch and 12.9-inch displays.
Korean publication TheElec says LG is working on an OLED panel for a 12.9-inch iPad model with better durability and brightness. This panel will reportedly enter production by 2024.
The Elec also reports that LG's moving OLED production equipment to different facilities in order to meet Apple's demand for the panels.
In another report, the publication says OLED-powered iPads are still on the table and they will likely debut sometime in 2024. The site also says Apple suppliers in China are preparing for the first OLED iPad launch which they anticipate will happen in 2024.
In an additional report, The Elec says Apple's suppliers are already getting to work on a second-generation OLED iPad.
Samsung's reportedly planning to build out a new production line in South Korea to make OLED panels for larger devices like iPads. The new production line will apparently be ready to go by 2024.
ETNews says the new OLED iPads will feature a lightweight design and "unrivaled image quality." Apple has reportedly produced the final prototypes which means we should learn more about the device in the months ahead.
At one point analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thought Apple would bring mini-LED tech to the 11-inch iPad Pro in 2022. Now, Kuo says "Apple may not launch new mini-LED products this year due to cost concerns."
He's reiterated this in a new tweet that says Apple is unlikely to launch any new products with new mini-LED display sizes.
Analyst Ross Young also says Apple won't extend mini-LED technology to the new 11-inch iPad Pro model.