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Apple to debut OLED iPad in 2024, says another report

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IPad Air 5 Picture-In-Picture (Image credit: Luke Filipowicz / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple is again reportedly working on an OLED iPad.
  • A new report reiterates it is coming in 2024.
  • The report says suppliers are in preparation for other OLED iPads and MacBooks.

A new report again reiterates that Apple is planning an OLED iPad for 2024.

According to The Elec, supplier BOE is investing in its OLED panel production line in Chengdu, China, with the aim of producing 15,000 substrates, with production beginning near the end of 2024:

Like its South Korean rivals Samsung Display and LG Display, BOE is planning to build the line in preparation to supply OLED panels to Apple for applications in IT products such as iPad tablets and MacBook notebooks.

The report says that Samsung and LG display also plan to use their production lines to create OLED iPads, which The Elec says is expected in 2024. Those suppliers will then pivot to creating OLED panels for other products including iPads and MacBooks.

The report echoes a similar report from March, stating that LG was developing OLED panels for a new iPad Pro that Apple would release in 2024. That report claimed Apple would release an OLED version of both the 12.9-inch and the 11-inch iPad.

Apple's current best iPad Pro features a mini-LED display on its larger model. Multiple reports now indicate that OLED will be the next major display upgrade for the iPad in a couple of years' time.

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.