Analyst claims OLED is coming to iPad Pro in 2024
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Display analyst Ross Young correctly predicted that the 2022 11-inch iPad Pro update would lack mini LED backlighting, and now says both it and the 12.9-inch model will get OLED in two years.
Days before Apple's launch of the new iPad Pro models, Young reiterated his belief that rumors the 11-inch model would get the same mini LED backlight as the 12.9 version were wrong. "Not gonna happen," he said.
Now he's taken to Twitter to reveal his prediction for what Apple will do next.
Sorry that I was right about the displays not changing on the new iPad Prosflex:) 2024 we will see OLEDs on both— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) October 18, 2022
Mini LED gives screens the ability to tune the amount of back lighting on any part of the screen. It means that it can produce darker blacks through selectively dimming its mini LEDs where necessary, for instance.
OLED is also able to produce higher-quality image displays, but it can do so with substantially thinner screens. Apple used OLED first on the Apple Watch, before moving to it on the iPhone line with the iPhone X.
Young had said before that the 11-inch model would fail to see a mini LED update in 2022. In March 2022, he hypothesized that Apple was holding back mini LED backlighting from that device because it was proving to be a decisive differentiator that drove sales of the more expensive 12.9-inch iPad Pro.