A brand new report says that single-stack OLED screens will come to the iPad Air, an 8.7-inch iPad mini in 2026, plus a brand new 12.9-inch iPad Air in 2027.
Apple has been reportedly engaged on transferring to an OLED display for the iPad Professional for a while. The most recent rumor is that the show know-how can be used within the 2024 iPad Professional and 2026 MacBook Professional.
Korean publication ETNews is now backing up these claims, and including extra particular particulars. It says that following the iPad Professional in 2024, each the iPad Air and the iPad mini will get single-stack OLED screens in 2026.
It then additional says that in 2027, Apple could have OLED in each a revised iPad Professional, and a brand new 12.9-inch iPad Air.
Considerably, it is beforehand been anticipated that the iPad Professional will use a double-stack OLED display. Whereas OLED improves distinction and brightness, it could have a shorter efficient lifespan and utilizing a double-stack model vastly prolongs that.
That is sufficient of an enchancment over single-stack OLED screens that Apple was prepared to alter suppliers to get it. Initially, Samsung allegedly refused to develop a double-stack system only for Apple, and so was dropped from the corporate’s plans.
Inside a number of months, nevertheless, Samsung was reportedly prioritizing double stack improvement particularly to win again orders from Apple.
ETNews has no particulars on double stack shows getting used for any fashions. Nevertheless, it does declare (in translation) that the 2027 revision to the iPad Professional will function a “next-generation panel that improves the sunshine effectivity of the panel by way of Coloration Filter on Encapsulation (CoE).”
It will reportedly scale back energy consumption by 20%. It might additionally be capable of assist an under-screen digicam, conceivably for Face ID.
One oddity within the ETNews report is how the 2026 iPad mini is seemingly listed as having an 8.7-inch display, as a substitute of the common 8.3-inch of the present mannequin.