Another report says Apple is bringing OLED to the 10.9-inch iPad

iPad Pro (2018)
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What you need to know

  • Another report says Apple is bringing OLED to the 10.9-inch iPad in 2022.
  • It also believes that OLED will come to the iPad Pro in 2023.

Another report is jumping on the rumor that Apple will bring OLED to the 10.9-inch iPad.

A new report from Display Supply Chain Consultants says that Apple will bring an AMOLED display to the 10.9-inch iPad next year.

Touch Bars continue to be the #3 application with a 18% unit share and 1.2% revenue share in Q1'21. We expect Touch Bars to be exceeded by tablets when Apple starts the adoption of the 10.9" AMOLED iPad. Further, our sources suggest that Apple may cancel the Touch Bar in the future.

Today's report lines up with an earlier one from The Elec that also says Apple will bring an OLED screen to a 10.9-inch iPad in 2022. The report says that Apple will then expand OLED to the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models in 2023.

Apple will launch two new models of iPads that use OLED panels in 2023, TheElec has learned.Cupertino will launch its first ever OLED iPad in 2022. The tablet will sport a 10.86-inch OLED screen. Samsung Display will be the sole supplier of the OLED panels.The following year, in 2023, Apple is planning to launch an 11-inch OLED iPad and a 12.9-inch OLED iPad.

The only iPad with a 10.9-inch display is currently the iPad Air, so this is presumably the iPad that each report is talking about. The only other reasonable option would be a new base model iPad, but that would also require a huge redesign of the current model. It's much more likely that this upgrade is coming to the iPad Air.

If you don't need an OLED display on your iPad Air and are on the hunt for a new iPad now, check out our list of the Best iPad in 2021.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.