There’s been a lot of talk this year concerning Apple’s plan to launch their first Mini-LED iPad in 2021, which is believed to be introduced on the 2021 iPad Pro 12.9.
But now a new report from ETNews in LG and Samsung’s home country South Korea, claims that Apple will actually switch over from the current LCD displays it uses on iPads today, and over to OLED displays instead on all of their iPad models, starting from 2022 through 2023.
Samsung Display is mentioned as the supplier of these OLED displays from 2022, with LG Display starting to supply Apple with OLED displays from 2023.
There are many different types of OLED displays. What’s interesting here is that the report says that the OLED displays that are being developed will be flexible OLED display types that that uses thin film for encapsulation instead of glass. The result should be even thinner screens.
Researchers at Samsung admit themselves that there is still much room for improvement in OLED displays, and a focus area is to improve electroluminescence efficiency.
Samsung have been using OLED displays in their tablets for years, mainly in their flagship tablets, like the present Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+.
– Tom Bowen