Apple is producing final prototypes of its new iPad with OLED display. A report from ET News says the new devices boast improved image quality, as well as a lightweight design.
As this is the first time OLED will be used in a tablet PC, Apple is creating several prototypes and repeating the testing process several times. The iPads have a display panel three times larger than the iPhone. Apple’s iPad accounts for 40% of the market, securing no. 1 in the tablet PC market share. There are 60 million units of iPad shipments annually.
The prototypes are said to use displays by Korean display partners Samsung and LG Display, allowing Apple to undertake a series of tests. Apple is also said to be creating a special coating to increase the display’s durability, due to how thin it is.
The report says Apple is focusing on “unrivaled image quality,” while focusing on a lighter design. A new dry etching process is said to significantly reduces the weight of the display.
The first OLED iPad models are expected to include an 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The devices are expected to launch sometime in 2024.