Apple is now producing final prototypes of iPads with OLED displays, with the device focusing on a lightweight design and improved image quality, according to ET News.
The prototypes are reportedly being produced with Korean display partners Samsung and LG Display and allow Apple to undertake a series of tests. Apple is also believed to be developing a special coating to increase the display’s durability, necessitated by how thin it is.
Apple is said to be focusing on giving the OLED iPad a lighter design and “unrivaled image quality,” partly facilitated by a dry etching process that significantly reduces the weight of the display. The company has not used this etching process to make the iPhone’s OLED panel lighter since it already offered a weight reduction compared to previous iPhones with LCD displays and would result in a cost increase, meaning that it would be first to appear on the iPad.
The first OLED iPad models are expected to include an 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The devices are widely rumored to launch in 2024.Related Roundup: iPad ProTags: Samsung, etnews.com, LG, OLED, LG Display, OLED iPad ProBuyer’s Guide: 11″ iPad Pro (Don’t Buy), 12.9″ iPad Pro (Don’t Buy)Related Forum: iPad
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