Apple iPad models with OLED screens should arrive by 2024. The Cupertino giant is reportedly collaborating with its domestic display partners in South Korea to create OLED iPad final prototypes. The report provides details on the manufacturing processes used to create the latest tablet models’ display panels. Apple will reportedly use the dry-etching method to make iPads for the first time. Gas chemicals are used in the manufacturing process to remove unwanted components when creating thin film transistor (TFT) circuit patterns. This procedure allows for a lighter and thinner OLED panel. The use of dry etching will likely result in price increases for specific iPad models.
According to a report from ETNews, Apple is currently producing iPad final prototypes with OLED displays in collaboration with its domestic display partners. This could be an allusion to LG and Samsung. It is anticipated that future iPad models will be lighter and have higher image quality. To create thin-film transistor (TFT) circuit patterns, the company will reportedly use the technique known as dry etching for the first time. This method involves chemically removing unnecessary components. It can be etched to lighten and thinner the display. Prices for iPad models will likely increase as a result of the new production method’s adoption.
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The business did not use dry etching technology to make the iPhone. The report claims that the OLED panel in the iPhone units is lighter than the liquid crystal display (LCD) in the preceding iPhone models, which could increase the production cost. Rumor has it that Apple is working on adding special coatings to the thin panel to increase its toughness. It is anticipated that Samsung and LG Display will provide the OLED panels.
Apple is also expected to release new MacBook and iPad Pro models with OLED displays in 2024. Along with the rumored 12.9-inch and 11-inch OLED iPad Pro models, the company may also unveil its new 13.3-inch MacBook with an OLED display. All three of the OLED-equipped Apple products are said to use tandem stack technology, which boosts brightness and lifespan while ensuring a 30 percent reduction in power consumption. The new screens are also anticipated to use low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) technology to offer a variable refresh rate between 1-120Hz.