BOE Electronics reportedly signed with Apple to mass-produce OLED panels for the American group’s tablets and computers. The advantages of this technology, instead of the LCD currently used, are multiple. For starters, the blacks are very deep and much more realistic. Another benefit: lower energy consumption.
Overall, the colors also offer better rendering and the displays offer more contrast possibilities. Other Asian subcontractors have this know-how and could share the cake, including LG and Samsung. Two trusted companies for Cupertino, as they have already been chosen for OLED diagonals on iPhone 11 Pro and all iPhone 12 and iPhone models.iPhone 13.
Several years of work
According to Mark Gurman (Bloomberg), a brand new iPadPro could see the light of day in the fall of 2022. Its main asset will probably be its more powerful processor, possibly called M2, but for the moment there is no indication that the BOE factories will be ready by then. This range is however the first to have been entitled to the mini-LED about a year ago.
According to The electreference Korean media to follow the news of Apple’s suppliers in the country of the morning calm, it would be necessary to wait until 2024 to see an OLED iPad arrive. The manufacturing circuits are currently still in the test phase, but one of their first objectives would be fifteen thousand units delivered each month to assemblers.
Also for computers
Also according to the newspaper, MacBooks could also benefit from OLED or micro-LED screens very soon. For now, users must content themselves with Retina displays, the brand chosen by Apple to designate its own LCD panels. On the Macbook Pro 14 and 16 inches unveiled at the end of 2021, we can already display up to a billion colors with a refresh rate of 120 frames per second.
Officially, Apple has not yet mentioned the case of OLED on iPad and Mac. However, the population relying on these products often consists of graphic designers, videographers or photographers, prime targets for improving the image.