LG Display is developing an OLED panel for a 12.9-inch iPad Pro for 2023 or 2024, according to The Elec.The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks we’ll see it in late 2022.
LG is developing two stack tandem technology __ where there are two layers of red, green and blue emission layers __ and low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin-film transistor (TFT) technology, according to The Elec. Two stack tandem, by having two emission layers, “increases the brightness of the OLED panel by two times and extends its life by up to four times,” the article adds.
Of course, Apple will have to decide if OLED displays are worth a possible price increase over mini-LEDs. The tech giant introduced 12.9-inch iPad Pros with the latter tech this year. And Mac laptops with mini-LED screens are anticipated to arrive soon.
OLED may be better than LCD when it comes to brightness and color ratios, but the latter is more cost-effective option. Mini-LED aims to offer the best of both worlds. For example, the 2021 iPad Pro with Mini-LED technology can achieve 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness with 1,600 nits of specular highlights, with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and wide DCI-P3 color gamut. Packaged into a design that’s just 6.4mm thin.