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2024 MacBook to get huge OLED display upgrade just like the iPad, says report

Macbook Air M1
Macbook Air M1 (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • A new leak says Apple may debut an OLED MacBook in 2024.
  • Ross Young says it could come alongside two new OLED iPads.
  • Features include a brighter screen, reduced power consumption, and variable refresh rate.

A new leak says that Apple will debut a massive upgrade for the MacBook in the form of an OLED display in 2024.

In a tweet from DSCC's Ross Young for Super Followers seen by iMore, Young says that it is "looking increasingly likely" that Apple will debut a new 13.3-inch OLED MacBook in 2024 alongside the rumored 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Young says this device is "expected" to be a MacBook Air but could also be a MacBook Pro, a MacBook, or a "new category."

That would a laptop similar in stature to the new M2 MacBook Air, but would deliver serious upgrades in display performance. Paired with Apple silicon it would likely be the best MacBook the company has ever created. Specifically, Young says the OLED tandem stack Apple plans to use in all three OLED products will give four major boosts. It will improve the brightness of the display, increase the display's lifespan, and improve power consumption "by around 30%." Young says the new models will also have LTPO for an improved improved variable refresh rate ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz, Apple first debuted variable refresh rates on the MacBook Pro (2021) last year.

As Young notes, this could debut in 2024 alongside two new iPad Pro models that we've been told could debut in 2024 as well.

Apple's brand new M2 MacBook is barely out of the oven, but already we're hearing multiple rumblings of major Mac upgrades at every turn. It was recently rumored that Apple is planning a new 15-inch MacBook Air model to go alongside its new 13-inch version. We are also expecting upgrades to the MacBook Pro in the form of a mighty new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips we expect to follow the M2.

Gurman has also leaked news about a possible new 12-inch MacBook, although other analysts don't agree with this prediction.

Earlier this week insider Ming-Chi Kuo reiterated reports of a 15-inch MacBook coming next year.

Ross Young is an ultra-reliable leaker who has a phenomenal track record of accurately predicting the course of Apple's plans and future details about its products.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.