iPad Pro: Apple users can expect a surprise in 2023

According to a current report, Apple plans to switch to OLED screens for the iPad Pro in 2023 and 2024, respectively. At least one of the devices should therefore also have a large 12.9-inch display (source: The Elec via MacRumors ).

iPad Pro with OLED screen: Apple wants to switch

Accordingly, Apple would apparently disdain the mini-LED technology that was only introduced this year. Alternatively, of course, the previous display could also continue to exist as an option for customers. The report is silent on this point. But there is a good reason for Apple's renewed willingness to switch.

In contrast to the newer LTPO OLED screen of the iPhone 13 Pro (Max), the ProMotion display of the iPad Pro only supports a smaller range of refresh rates between 24 Hz and 120 Hz . This has remained unchanged since 2017, and the new mini LED screen has not changed anything. To make this clear, the following numbers:

  • iPad Pro: 120Hz, 60Hz, 40Hz, 30Hz, 24Hz
  • iPhone 13 Pro (Max): 120Hz, 80Hz, 60Hz, 48Hz, 40Hz, 30Hz, 24Hz, 20Hz, 16Hz, 15Hz, 12Hz, 10Hz

The iPhone 13 Pro (Max) can therefore control the refresh rate much more precisely and reduce it even more if necessary. This saves electricity and thus increases the battery life. Most likely, Apple would like such effects for the iPad Pro as well, which is why they would like to use LTPO OLED screens in the future.

iPad Air initially without OLED

Worth mentioning: Most recently, Apple also worked with Samsung on an OLED screen for the iPad Air . Originally, such a device should be available as early as 2022. However, the dream fell through and the project was postponed. However, there was no mention of an LTPO display for the Air, so we are assuming two different development approaches.

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