Apple is reportedly putting the OLED upgrade for its iPad Pro line on hold, according to a report from DigiTimes. Instead, both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models will now use LCD backlighting, abandoning the previously anticipated mini-LED technology. Apple’s decision to switch back to LCD could be driven by production cost concerns and the company’s focus on scalability and market penetration.
The report suggests that the production delay will push the start of production for the 2024 iPad Pro models to “early 2024 at the latest.” However, there is some confusion in the article as it also mentions the possibility of Apple launching a new iPad Pro with AMOLED displays sourced from Samsung Display and LG Display, which aligns with previous rumors about an OLED iPad Pro release in 2024.
Considering the track record of DigiTimes and the potential implications of moving from mini-LED to LCD for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, it is advisable to take this report with caution until more reliable sources provide evidence.