There have been many reports in recent days that the American tech giant intends to launch its new iPads with OLED displays. It now appears that Apple is considering two different tablets using this technology, one with an 11-inch display and the other with a 12.9-inch display. According to the latest information published from the Korean Elec website, LG Display is working on two models of OLED panels for use in Apple's future iPads.
"According to reliable sources, LG Display is developing 11-inch and 12.9-inch OLED panels. Apple is planning to put a two-layer structure on OLED panels, which will be used for future iPad models. The Cupertinos also plan to use low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) for the thin-film (TFT) transistors that make up the back of the display. "These are dual-layer OLED panels that could lead to dual-brightness displays and four times the battery life of future iPads."
It should be noted that this is not the first time that Apple has announced its decision to use OLED panels in future iPads. According to the Korean website Elec, the company plans to unveil these new iPads in 2024. According to a new report, LG is preparing production lines for OLED panels for iPads. It seems that in order for the Korean company to be able to produce the necessary panels for Apple, it has to change the production lines of these panels significantly. Earlier in the news, we reported that LG had transferred some of its display equipment to a factory in Paju, South Korea.
It is producing for the iPhone, and LG is building another product line to increase the production capacity of these panels. Each of these production lines is said to produce up to 15,000 panels a month. This is the second time Pajo's name has been mentioned for the iPad's OLED panels. . The Korean website The Elec reports that another Apple supplier, BOE, has recently made changes to one of its factories in China to produce larger OLED displays for devices other than smartphones, including tablets and computers. With the changes that BOE has made to its display factory, the company will be able to produce 15-inch screens, but it remains to be seen whether Apple plans to launch a 15-inch iPad in the future. Not to mention that in June 2021 (June 1400), Mark Gorman from Bloomberg said that Apple had considered the idea of iPads with larger screens, but he said that it would not be available soon.
The description states that the BOE plant will be able to produce OLED displays with two layers of red, green and blue, which could lead to brighter displays in future iPads. As you probably know, Samsung is currently the largest manufacturer of old panels in the world, but Apple is one of the companies that increases bargaining power for component prices by diversifying the supply chain. The tech giant has been trying to break Samsung's monopoly on its iPhone OLED display for some time.
The reason is obvious; Samsung is getting paid for its high-tech panels, and Apple hopes to be able to add LG and BOE as suppliers of 120Hz displays to reduce the cost of its iPhone display.