Bloomberg analyst Mark Gurman has revealed some exciting news about Apple’s forthcoming products. According to his latest Power On newsletter, the tech giant is planning significant upgrades for its iPad Pro models, which are expected to hit the market later this year.
The new generation of tablets will reportedly be equipped with OLED panels, a feature that has been a staple in Apple’s smartphones since the introduction of the iPhone X in 2017. This trend is set to continue with the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro, which will also boast enhanced colors and brightness thanks to the OLED technology.
Currently, the budget-friendly iPad Mini and iPad Air models utilize LCD panels. However, the Pro versions have transitioned to mini LEDs, with the exception of the 11-inch variant, which still uses an LCD screen. The larger 12.6-inch iPad Pro model is the only one that employs a mini LED panel. But going forward, both Pro models are slated to adopt OLED screens, which will be accompanied by smaller bezels.
OLED screens are known for their superior brightness, contrast, and color accuracy compared to LCDs. They also consume less power, thereby extending battery life. In combination with the new energy-efficient M3 chip, the next iteration of iPad Pros is anticipated to offer even better battery performance. The M3 chip, based on TSMC’s 3nm process, will also provide a more robust CPU and GPU.
In the long run, Apple is expected to transition to micro LEDs, starting with the Apple Watch before moving on to iPhones and iPads. However, the timeline for this transition remains unclear. As Apple continues to innovate and enhance its product line, consumers can look forward to experiencing these technological advancements in the near future.