Apple is working on bringing OLED screens to two iPad models that could be released in the next three years, according to a report. The Cupertino company is expected to update iPad Pro models with OLED displays next year, and the improved displays will later make their way to other iPad models later in the coming years, according to a report by ETNews (in Korean). The iPad mini is expected to have a slightly larger screen compared to the existing model.
South Korean edition recently reports That Apple will equip its iPad mini and iPad Air models with OLED screens in 2026. Apple last updated the iPad mini in 2021, and the latest iPad Air model was released last year. They are equipped with 8.3-inch and 10.9-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD screens, respectively. According to the report, the alleged iPad models will be equipped with LTPS OLED screens.
Apple is also planning to update the OLED iPad mini with a larger display — it will reportedly have an 8.7-inch screen, which is 0.4 inches larger than the current iPad mini model. Despite the increase in size, the iPad mini is expected to remain the company's smallest tablet.
Before those models arrive, Apple will launch new iPad models with OLED screens in 2024, the report said. An updated iPad Pro with 11-inch and 13-inch display sizes is expected next year. This is in line with a recent report from Taiwanese market research firm TrendForce, which said Apple will replace the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a 13-inch model when it equips both models with OLED panels next year.
Before these new iPad models are announced, the company is expected to make other changes to the iPad portfolio. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted last week that Apple's updated iPad mini and iPad Air models will be released by 2024. The company plans to release a new iPad Air model in the first quarter of 2024 – with a new 12.9-inch display. Variant – A new iPad mini model followed in the second half of the year, as well as a standard 11th-generation iPad model, according to the analyst.