It has been suggested by Apple that some iPad tablet models will switch to OLED display technology next year.
It has been suggested that the larger 2021 models will switch to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro mini LED display, while the smaller models may switch to an OLED display. Korean publication ETNews states that Apple will make a splash with iPad tablets to be released in 2022. It is even emphasized that these will be the first Apple tablets that do not use some kind of LCD. By the way, for those who do not know, let’s note that even the mini LED technology is LCD-based.
Samsung and LG companies are said to be possible suppliers of OLED panels. Currently, two companies are already working on OLED displays for iPhone 13 smartphones. It is also among the information that image quality, weight and design are important considerations in the decision to move away from LCD.
That said, while phone-sized OLED displays can be produced in large numbers, tablet-sized ones are said to be rare. Apple ships about 50 million iPads a year, although some Android tablets use them. Therefore, companies will have to invest to expand the capacity of their factories.
It is thought that Apple will start with a few models at first and will update more iPad models with OLED as capacity expands. Equipment also needs to be ordered this year so that the factories can be expanded in 2022. Then in 2023, these companies will be ready to start production.