According to a report by Korean media outlet The Elec, Apple is working with a number of suppliers to develop custom OLED panels, which will be the first to be equipped on the iPad Pro in 2024 and the first to be equipped on the MacBook Pro in 2026.
The report claims that Apple is working with an Apple screen supplier (most likely Samsung) to develop OLED panels for the 11-inch / 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and 14-inch / 16-inch MacBook Pro. In line with previous rumors, the report says the first iPad with an OLED display will be launched in 2024.
The report that the panel size for iPad Pro is 10.86 inches and 12.9 inches, and for MacBook Pro is 14 inches and 16 inches. The project has been officially established, and South Korean screen mass production companies and related parts and materials companies began to develop panels. A person familiar with the matter said that a variety of panels from 10 inches to 16 inches are under development.
Compared with traditional LCD panels, OLED displays require less power due to their self-emitting pixels, and do not require a backlight, ultimately extending battery life, providing darker blacks, and improving contrast. Apple currently uses screens from display partners such as Samsung and LG, but it is reportedly looking to reduce its reliance on those suppliers.