Apple will release 8.5 million iPad Pro models with OLED display this year

Tim Hardwick

Apple has ordered 8.5 million OLED panels from South Korean suppliers for its upcoming updated iPad Pro models, which are expected to go on sale this month. This update will be the largest design update to the Pro line since 2018.

Apple relying on different suppliers OLED displays for upcoming ~11-inch and ~13-inch iPad Pro models: Samsung Display exclusively produces ~11-inch panels, while LG Display produces ~13-inch panels. Based on current orders, Samsung will produce 4 million units in 2024 and LG will produce 4.5 million units this year, perhaps suggesting the larger model is projected to be slightly more popular.

Rumor has it that Apple is aiming for “unmatched” display quality, as well as a design that reduces the thickness and weight of the iPad Pro models. Recent leaked CAD drawings of upcoming models give a better idea of ​​how thin the tablets will be. For example, the larger iPad Pro‌ will be more than 1mm thinner.

The number of OLED panels Apple orders from Samsung and LG may change after the initial quantity is produced, depending on production volume fluctuations and possible adjustments . Apple's demand forecast for new ‌OLED ‌iPad‌ Pro‌ models. Apple's latest shipment forecast reportedly represents a reduction from the 10 million units forecast for 2024 last year.

  • OLED iPad Pro price increases may be lower than expected early reports.

Apple's “iPad Pro” models are also expected to be upgraded with faster 3nm M3 chips, and MagSafe charging is also possible. Apple is also expected to sell devices with the new Magic Keyboard and updated Apple Pencil. For more information, check out our OLED iPad Pro guide.

(Via DigiTimes.)

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