Apple Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple plans to release a MacBook with an OLED display before the end of 2024, suggesting that the change could allow for "more diverse" form factor designs.
Utilizing OLED displays would allow for thinner and lighter MacBooks compared to their current mini-LED counterparts, Kuo explained via Twitter.
(5/6)— (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) January 11, 2023
Compared to mini-LED, laptops that use OLEDs have the advantage of being thinner and lighter and offering more diverse form factor design options, like folding, so it has caused Apple to plan to ship the OLED MacBook by the end of 2024 at the earliest.
While Kuo didn't mention which MacBook model would be the first with OLED, analyst Ross Young said in June that Apple would release a 13-inch OLED MacBook Air by 2024.
On Tuesday, it was learned that Apple may be planning to release an Apple Watch that features a micro LED display of its own design in the coming years.
Apple would then likely provide screens for its other devices.
As with Apple Silicon, the switch to in-house designed displays would help cut the tech giant's reliance on partners.