Apple will transition iPad Air Will be applied to OLED displays in the second half of next year, and mini-LED display technology will continue to be unique to upcoming high-end products iPad Pro According to the latest report from Apple analysts Ming-Chi Kuo.
Apple is expected to become A few weeks later Launched the mini-LED “iPad Pro”, which is the first Apple device with the latest technology. In Guo’s latest investor commentary, McrumsThe analyst emphasized that he believes that even when the “iPad Air” transitions to an OLED display in 2022, mini-LED will remain in the tablet as a unique display technology for the “iPad Pro” model in its tablet lineup. Computer lineup.
The market is worried if IPad When starting to use OLED in 2022, Apple will abandon mini LED. However, according to our latest industry survey, if iPad adopts OLED display in 2022, it will be mid/low-end iPad Air, while high-end iPad Pro will still use mini LED display. The adoption of OLED in the “iPad” will not affect the positive trend of mini LEDs.Since the OLED used in the “iPad” is a rigid type, and the PPI is significantly lower than iPhone, Production is less difficult, and the cost is close to the LCD currently used in the “iPad Air”.
Kuo looked forward to the future “iPad” product line, where OLED and mini-LED further distinguished Apple’s mid-to-low-end “iPad Air” models and “iPad Pro” devices. Apple currently uses OLED displays in Apple Watch and iPhone uses, while Macs and iPad retain their older LCD technology. OLED displays have higher brightness, deeper blacks and larger viewing angles. However, their production costs are usually much higher than LCDs.
At the beginning of this month, DigiTimes According to reports, the 10.9-inch “iPad” (probably “iPad Air”) will be updated, OLED displays in early 2022. Contrary to Guo’s notes, DigiTimes Said that Apple will also use OLED technology for the 12.9-inch “iPad Pro”. DigiTimes Apple also claimed that Apple may release 16-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros with OLEDs later next year.
Apple is already developing several products with mini-LED displays, including the redesigned MacBook Pro. Kuo believes that with the reduction of production costs, Apple will accelerate the use of mini-LEDs in the next few years, and Apple’s mid- to high-end devices will always be the first to adopt this technology.