LG to supply OLED displays for next-gen iPad, says report

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What you need to know

  • LG Display is reportedly doubling its OLED capacity.
  • ITHome reports that the company will supply OLED for future iPhones and a next-generation iPad.
  • This isn't the first time we've heard about a potential OLED tablet from Apple.

A new report says that LG Display is doubling its OLED capacity, and plans to supply OLED panels for a "next-generation iPad".

ITHome reports:

On the morning of August 18, Beijing time, it was reported that LG was strengthening its partnership with Apple, its core customer, as its subsidiaries were supplying Apple with more and more parts. LG Display is expanding production facilities for small and medium-sized organic light-emitting dipoles (OLEDs) for Apple smart devices as planned... LG declined to comment on customer matters. But sources say the smaller display panels produced here will be used for Apple's next-generation iPad and iPhone, as the company is choosing OLED screens for more and more devices.

Previously it has been reported that LG had plans to expand its OLED capacity, reinvesting in its E6-3 production line. We've previously heard multiple rumors about an OLED tablet on the way from Apple. Specifically its been reported that the 10.9-inch iPad, Apple's iPad Air, could be set to benefit from the improved display tech. Apple recently debuted a mini-LED display in its M1 iPad Pro (2021), one of the best iPads in recent memory. Yet it seems Apple isn't content with hanging onto mini-LED tech for too long, or perhaps more likely Apple is planning to sell iPads with both display technologies, using OLED to differentiate the more premium members of the lineup.

Apple is expected to debut a new iPad Mini 6 later this year.

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