The development of Apple’s 10.86-inch OLED iPad was suspended
There are many rumors about Apple developing OLED iPads in two different sizes – a 10.86-inch model and a larger 12.9-inch. However, according to a Korean newsletter, the development of today’s model has stopped.
The source believes that there are several reasons behind the closure. Ever since Samsung delivered the screens, Apple has been pushing Korean tech giant OLED to replace the double-stack tandem structure, which is the most widely used setting in today’s smartphones and tablets.
Of course, this would bring up the cost of production of OLEDs, lowering the profit margins even further. The company at Cupertino also wants the LTPO panel power for such superior power performance.
This request, in turn, has caused a large delay in large-scale production, requiring additional equipment for double-stack OLEDs.
Apple believes that this structure matters a lot because it lifts the age of the OLED panels and, importantly, allows it to achieve particularly bright brightness.
The 12.9-inch OLED iPad, which is currently on the track, is still on track and sources say that it should be out in 2023 or 2024.