Apple is rumored to be bringing OLED display panels to their tablet lineup in the next few years. Until now, several leaks have revealed the screen technology that will be presented by the Cupertino-based tech giant. The latest report says that the iPad, which is predicted to be released in 2024, will bring a lighter and thinner design than the previous generation.
The latest information regarding Apple's next line of tablet products comes from an article uploaded by ET News. As quoted from GSMArena (13/7), this article reveals more details about the display panel fabrication of Apple's upcoming iPad devices.
Based on these leaks, Samsung and LG are said to be the two main suppliers for the latest generation of iPad screens. Now, the two are rumored to be working on a new OLED panel specifically designed for Apple's iPad 2024 devices.
According to the report, the dry etching process is said to be a new part of the OLED screen manufacturing process for Apple's latest tablet devices. In this process, the manufacturer will use a gaseous chemical to remove unwanted layers of material from the surface of the TFT circuit pattern during the manufacturing process. This allows the OLED panels to be thinner and lighter and will reduce the overall footprint of the tablet.
Apart from that, the company also seems to be developing a special coating for the iPad display that can make the panel more durable. Currently, Apple is reportedly testing its first prototype OLED iPad internally.
Previous reports on the OLED iPad indicated that Apple would use a dual-stack OLED display housing two layers of light-emitting diodes. This is expected to result in an increase in brightness output on the said device.