Samsung will join the OLED MacBook Push in 2027

by Hartley Charlton

Samsung is preparing to join Apple's OLED display supply chain for future MacBook models, reports Korean publication The Elec.

Rumors about Apple's plans to switch the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air from mini-LED and LCD displays to OLED have been circulating for several years. The latest report explains that Samsung is currently assembling an eighth-generation OLED panel production line aimed at supplying Apple OLED displays for future MacBook models. Panels from the production line won't appear on new MacBook models until 2027, The Elec adds.

ETNews reported late last year that Apple plans to bring OLED display technology to nine new devices by 2027, starting with two new ones. iPad Pro models in March. The company is expected to shift focus to the 16-inch MacBook Pro with OLED display in 2025, followed by a new 14-inch MacBook Pro, 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air, 10.9-inch iPad Air, and 8.7-inch iPad. iPad mini models with OLED displays will appear next year. As a result, The Elec's report seems to suggest that the new production line's panels will not be used in the first wave of OLED MacBooks in 2025. Apple is expected to introduce OLED to the expected 12.9-inch iPad Air model in 2027. .

The benefits of OLED displays include increased brightness, higher contrast ratio, greater color accuracy and lower power consumption compared to existing LCD display models. OLED panels are thinner and lighter than LCD panels. Apple already uses OLED displays for all iPhone and Apple Watch models, with the exception of the iPhone SE.

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