According to fresh information revealed today by The Elec, Apple display supplier Samsung is in the early phases of prepping its manufacturing line for OLED panels that are likely to be utilized in future MacBook Pro models.
According to the source, Samsung Display has initiated early research of a new OLED display production method. According to the rumor, Apple will employ this expanded production capacity for future OLED MacBooks.
According to DigiTimes, Apple is planning to offer a 16 to 17-inch MacBook Pro with an OLED display in 2022. In the same year, Apple is expected to release a 10.9-inch iPad and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with OLED screens.
Apple just introduced a new iPad Pro with a mini-LED display earlier this year, and it’s anticipated to deliver updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with comparable display technology in the coming weeks. According to DigiTimes,
Apple would enable iPad and MacBook models with OLED and mini-LED screens to coexist inside their own product ranges, despite the fact that the two technologies are vastly different. Apple’s top iPhones, Apple Watch models, and the Touch Bar in current MacBook Pros all use OLED screens. OLED technology has yet to be applied to other goods by the firm.
What else do we know about the upcoming Apple MacBook Pro 2022
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed today in a research note received by MacRumors that Apple expects to release a new MacBook Air with a mini-LED display and many color options around mid-2022. These findings corroborate earlier speculations regarding the upcoming MacBook Air from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and J00on Prosser, a YouTube tech celebrity.
The next MacBook Air will have an “all-new design,” according to Kuo, with a form factor comparable to the forthcoming MacBook Pro models, which will also have a mini-LED display and flatter top and bottom corners. According to previous reports, the next MacBook Air would include a speedier Apple silicon chip as well as a MagSafe-branded magnetic power connection.
According to Kuo, it’s unclear if the present M1 MacBook Air would be phased out once the mini-LED variant is mass-produced, which might have an impact on cost. If the M1 MacBook Air is discontinued, the mini-LED variant would most likely start at the same $999 price point, according to Kuo. If the M1 MacBook Air is still offered alongside the mini-LED variant, Kuo expects it will be reduced in price.
According to Kuo, Chinese company BOE will provide mini-LED screens for the next MacBook Air, while LG and Sharp will provide mini-LED panels for the future MacBook Pro versions. The MacBook Air was last upgraded with the M1 chip in November 2020.