11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro OLED displays from different suppliers

Tim Hardwick

Apple is relying on different OLED display suppliers for the upcoming 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models, with Samsung producing 11-inch panels exclusively and LG producing 13-inch panels.

According to The Elec, Samsung has strengthened its position as the sole supplier of original OLED displays for The 11-inch model or the first batch to be mass-produced to launch the next generation ‌iPad Pro‌.

LG was originally slated to start producing 11-inch OLED panels as well, but currently both panel companies only produce one type of OLED display each. Initial production from both suppliers began last month.

Industry insiders speculate that the division of labor is due to changes in Apple's demand forecasts for OLED iPad Pro models, as well as unstable production capacity and profitability of the two suppliers. , which are still trying to meet Apple's demands for new panel technologies. Rumor has it that Apple is aiming for “unmatched” picture quality, as well as a design that reduces the thickness and weight of the iPad's display.

According to a report in Korean, that may be changing. after production of the initial quantity, depending on production volume fluctuations and possible adjustments to Apple's demand forecast for the new ‌OLED ‌iPad‌ Pro‌ models. Apple's shipment forecast for this year has reportedly dropped to 8 million units, down from the 10 million units forecast for 2024 last year.

OLED displays are the first in the ‌‌iPad‌‌ line. Apple uses OLED technology for the iPhone and Apple Watch, but larger OLED screens cost more. Compared to LEDs or mini-LEDs, OLED provides deeper blacks and brighter colors. OLED ‌‌iPad Pro‌‌ models could be much thinner than current LED versions thanks to new display technology. For example, the larger 12.9-inch ‌‌iPad Pro‌‌ could be more than 1mm thinner.

As well as new displays, ‌‌iPad Pro‌‌ models are expected to feature the latest Apple processors . The M3 chip, which debuted in the new MacBook Pro models last year. The M3 is built on 3nm technology and should provide a noticeable improvement in graphics compared to the M2 chip currently used in the iPad Pro.

  • OLED iPad Pro price hike may be lower than early reports suggested

New displays are expected to appear on ‌iPad Pro‌ already in March 2024. As for everything else we expect from the ‌OLED ‌iPad‌ Pro‌, check out our special guide.

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