Update (06/30/22) – JB
According to information recently released, Samsung is finishing negotiations with LG and Japan Ulvac to start building factories that will be used for mass production of OLED panels (8.5 generation) for Apple.
According to people who have access to the South Korean manufacturer’s plans, panels will be used in the models 11 and 12.9 inches from the iPad Pro line.
Samsung is expanding its Gen 8.5 OLED panel production capacity after Apple agreed to buy a large number of displays. These new panels are more energy efficient, have cutouts suitable for tablets or larger devices, and are also cheaper to produce.
However, despite having entered into an agreement with the Cupertino company, Samsung may take some time to deliver these OLED displays. Therefore, there are chances that they will be available to the market only in 2024.
Samsung can anticipate the arrival of OLED panels in the iPad line by delivering 6th generation displays, which are currently used in the iPhone.
Sought for comment, Samsung did not confirm the veracity of the leak.
Original text (06/03/22)
iPad Pro: Samsung may produce exclusive line of OLED screens for Apple tablets in 2023
One of the biggest expectations for Apple’s line of tablets is the launch of an iPad with an OLED screen. The technology would allow a big leap in the energy efficiency of appliances that currently use LED-backlit panels with IPS technique. This Friday (03), new rumors claim that Apple will have exclusive parts from Samsung.
The renowned South Korean giant in the display industry must design a line of advanced OLED panels specifically for Apple productsaccording to information obtained from sources in the The Elec. This hardware would be used in a new generation of tablets and computers of the North American, that is, in the iPad and products of the Mac family.
“Samsung Display is expected to build its first Gen 8.5 OLED lineup with a capacity of 15,000 substrates per month,” according to the report in the The Elec. As the website explains, the substrates of the Gen 8.5 line have larger dimensions (created specifically for larger tablet screens) than the materials of the line designed for cell phones, the Gen 6.
Gen 8.5 would ensure a more efficient supply chain for Samsung, as the panels would be produced in sizes suitable for tablet “cutouts”. Furthermore, the technology would bring all the benefits of OLED to the iPad and Mac. This means that the products would have lower power consumption and higher contrast ratio.
Industry sources claim that Gen 8.5 panels will enter production in 2024but it is possible that Samsung Display will forward parts of Gen 6 so that Apple will make tablets with OLED screens available as early as 2023.
The report adds that these tablets would have displays of 11 and 12.9 inches, that is, we are possibly talking about a new generation of the iPad Pro. “Apple’s first OLED tablets — which will come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes — will utilize Samsung Display and LG Display’s existing Gen 6 lineup,” according to the sources.
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