LG and Samsung plan to start mass manufacturing of OLED show panels for the next-generation iPad Professional fashions round February 2024, based on a report at this time from South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo. The information was highlighted by the web site OLED-Information.

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Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman expects new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Professional fashions with OLED shows, an M3 chip, and an aluminum Magic Keyboard to launch subsequent yr. With mass manufacturing of the OLED shows reportedly not starting till February, it appears unlikely that the following iPad Professional fashions can be able to launch in March, a typical month for Apple to announce new merchandise. It appears extra possible that the following iPad Professional fashions can be introduced at WWDC in June or later, however Apple’s plans might nonetheless change.

The present iPad Professional fashions are geared up with LCD panels, and the 12.9-inch mannequin additionally options mini-LED backlighting for elevated brightness and the next distinction ratio. OLED know-how would get rid of the necessity for backlighting, with advantages together with even larger distinction ratio with deeper blacks, decrease energy consumption, and extra. Apple is anticipated to make use of very skinny hybrid OLED shows with a mix of versatile and inflexible supplies, which might permit for the following iPad Professional fashions to be barely thinner.

There have been rumors in regards to the iPad Professional adopting OLED know-how for a number of years, and it appears that it’ll lastly occur subsequent yr. The following iPad Air, iPad mini, and entry-level iPad are all anticipated to stay with LCD panels.

Apple final up to date the iPad Professional line in October 2022, with key new options on the time together with the M2 chip, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 assist, hover performance for the second-generation Apple Pencil, and assist for ProRes video recording.

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