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While most premium tablets are arriving with OLED or AMOLED displays, Apple's iPads are still stuck with LCDs. However, that could change soon as more reports suggest that the Cupertino company is planning to introduce the OLED-equipped iPad as early as 2023. Crucially, it is now expected that Apple would utilize a hybrid type of panel which has a significant advantage.


  • Apple's future iPad is anticipated to benefit from a hybrid OLED technology.
  • Display distortions could be avoided using the said type of panel.
  • It's unclear when the first OLED iPad or MacBook will be launched.

Courtesy of The Elec, the publication has reported that the first OLED iPad (Pro) of Apple will be boasting a hybrid OLED panel rather than the conventional solution found in most smartphones and Android tablets. The technology is mentioned to combine flexible and rigid panel technologies to avoid the warping issue which is prevalent in larger devices with more than 10-inch screens.

Display distortions also happen in smaller form factors such as the iPhone 13 Pro or the recently launched Sony Xperia 5 IV with a flexible OLED display. However, the irregularities are too small and hardly noticeable in plain sight compared with tablets.

The same publication has also indicated the use of a more efficient double stack OLED display on future iPad Pro and MacBook. It is safe to assume that the advantage behind this method could be integrated on the hybrid tech giving Apple great benefits.

When to expect the first OLED iPad

There's less chance that next month's event will see the OLED iPad or MacBook Pro since the technology is still in development yet. Possibly, the earliest date we could expect it to be ready is by next year, but it could still depend on the manufacturers who developed the display, which are Samsung, LG, and BOE.

Will you consider buying an iPad or MacBook with OLED displays? Let us hear your thoughts in the comment section.

Via: 9to5Mac Source: The Elec

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Jade Bryan

Jade Bryan
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I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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    storm Sep 5, 2022 Link to comment

    doesn't sound like most people will be able to detect the "improvement"

    Camila Rinaldi

    • Jade Bryan 14
      Jade Bryan Sep 6, 2022 Link to comment

      if the "Double Stack" panel produces the efficiency target, then I think it would really make a game changing upgrade.

      Camila Rinaldi