Apple fans eager to experience OLED screens in MacBook Pro might need to exercise patience. While Apple currently features Liquid Retina XDR screens with excellent color accuracy and mini-LED technology, there seems to be a potential delay in introducing OLED screens.
According to a report by MacRumors, Ross Young, a well-known tipster and Apple analyst, stated in a Bloomberg Intelligence webinar that Apple isn’t prepared to introduce MacBook Pro models with OLED displays until 2026. This differs from earlier reports suggesting that Apple might unveil its first MacBook with an OLED display as early as next year.
Reportedly, Young explains that Apple’s supply chain partners have yet to establish the necessary manufacturing lines for producing ‘laptop-sized OLED panels.’ This could take additional years, potentially pushing the launch of Apple’s first MacBook Pro with an OLED display to 2027.
In a related development, Apple is reportedly planning a significant overhaul for its iPad Pro lineup in 2024. This could include the introduction of the M3 Apple Silicon chipset and OLED displays, as indicated by Mark Gurman. These new models might come in 11-inch and 13-inch sizes, potentially replacing the current 12.9-inch version. Additionally, Apple may enhance the Magic Keyboard accessory. However, this information remains unofficial until Apple provides confirmation.
Furthermore, Apple is determined to regain its position in the tablet market through the forthcoming iPad Pro. Despite minor improvements in processing power, display quality, and camera capabilities since 2018, Mark Gurman’s Power On newsletter suggests that a substantial transformation may be on the horizon. Apple aims to deliver a significant update to the iPad Pro, which could be one of the most substantial updates in over a decade.