Although Apple uses mini LED technology in the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, as well as in the iPad Pro M! Where it debuted in 2021 as Liquid Retina display XDR, it’s been clear for some time that for future generations, the Cupertino multinational will focus on OLED displays for iPads and more: in particular, Apple could use Hybrid OLED technology to create more iPads. Thin as of 2024.
Since May, speculation has been circulating about Apple’s interest in creating thinner OLED screens, even capable of maintaining higher brightness and display quality for longer over time. But already in September, Apple’s interest in Hybrid OLED technology, which avoids ripples and microscopic defects by combining rigid glass OLED substrates with thin-film encapsulation of flexible OLED displays, surfaced.
This technology allows you to create displays that are thinner but also free from the tiny ripples that Apple believes are created in flexible OLED displays, particularly in screens with larger diagonals than those used in iPhones, such as those for iPads.
According to DigiTimes, Apple has already hired Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology, Taiwan SMT for a short time, to build the micro-LED backlight layer for current and future 12.9-inch iPad Pro and MacBook Pro and the next generation: both can be offered with an Apple Silicon M2 processor, and M2 Pro variants And the new, more powerful M2 Max in laptops, coming later this year.
In addition to becoming an Apple supplier for the first time, Taiwan’s SMT will also receive financial contributions from Cupertino to expand its manufacturing capacity. Apple is expected to continue using small LED displays until Hybrid OLED technology is mature and ready for the market, which is expected not until 2024.
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