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iPadOS 17.5 beta teases OLED display upgrade for 2024 iPad Pro models

The 2024 iPad Pro models could have an OLED display

The upcoming iPad Pro models are rumored to feature cutting-edge OLED displays, a significant upgrade from the current LCD panels, and iPadOS 17.5 hints at their impending release.

Evidence found in the code of iPadOS 17.5 beta suggests that Apple could introduce OLED displays in the upcoming iPad Pro models. They are expected to be announced in May.

According to firmware analysis by 9to5Mac on Tuesday, the new iPad models, identified as iPad16,3 through iPad16,6, are expected to come in two sizes with Wi-Fi and Cellular options, as usual for iPads.

The shift to OLED technology in the upcoming iPad Pro models is expected to revolutionize the visual experience. With OLED, you can expect deeper blacks, more vibrant colors, and improved contrast ratios, all of which are superior to LCD displays. OLED panels are also known for their efficiency, which could potentially lead to a significant boost in battery life for the iPad Pro models.

The decision to transition to OLED displays in the upcoming iPad Pro models has been speculated for some time. It follows Apple's last major iPad release in October 2022, indicating a strategic pause to align with technological advancements and ensure a robust supply chain.

However, reports have indicated production delays due to constraints in OLED panel manufacturing. The launch of these next-gen iPads might be delayed to accommodate these challenges.

The OLED iPad Pro models may not be available for shipping until later in April. Furthermore, these hints also support previous speculations about Apple releasing a 12.9-inch iPad Air soon.

Along with an OLED iPad Pro, the iOS 17.5 beta also includes more evidence for a new Apple Pencil. It may have various squeeze gestures along with an integration with Find My to locate lost Apple Pencils.