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Apple may, at last, equip future iPads with OLED screens

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Apple’s recently launched iPad Pro 2021 accompanies a mini-LED display. Yet, it would seem that the more modest models in the lineup, for example, the iPad Air, will accompany an OLED display, a new report has uncovered.

The Korean publication ETNews, refering to industry sources, says that Apple has decided to change to using OLED panels for some iPad models launching in 2022. Samsung and LG, who give OLED panels to iPhones, are belived to be the providers, the report notes.

Known Apple investigator Min-Chi-Kuo was the first to uncover this change back in March. At that point, Kuo said that the forthcoming iPad Pro 2021 would feature a mini-LED display while some iPad models would change to OLED panels beginning one year from now.

If true, this will be the first time when that the Cupertino giant will use an OLED panel on an iPad. In spite of the fact that Apple has been using OLED panels on its iPhones since 2017, it has kept on utilizing LCDs on the iPad lineup. The new iPad Pro 2021 uses mini LED, however the underlying technology is as yet dependent on LCD.

While OLED panels have become commonplace on cell phones, it’s as yet a rarety in the tablet space. Aside from a handful of tablets like Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, Lenovo Pad Pro, and Galaxy Tab S6, most tablets on the market, including iPads, accompany a LCD. An appropriately aligned OLED can give numerous advantages over a LCD, including richer colors, deeper contrasts, and lower power draw. Simultaneously, OLED panels are additionally inclined to issues like screen burn-in.

Changing to OLED will probably occur in a phased manner. As per Kuo, the iPad Air will be the first to adopt an OLED panel.