A new report claims that Apple intends to launch a MacBook Pro equipped with an OLED screen around 2025.Earlier news said that Apple cancelled the OLED display of the iPad Air in 2022 due to technical issues. Now, similar concerns have caused the OLED MacBook Pro to continue to be postponed from the expected 2025.
According to South Korean media The Elec, Apple has beenSamsungDiscuss the problem of a two-layer tandem structure with LG. This structure aligns a pair of red, green, and blue emission layers to double the brightness and increase the lifespan, but the cost is correspondingly doubled.
The physical cost of two panels is obviously higher than that of one panel, and there are additional cost increases, for example, two layersYOU AREThe panel needs a thin film transistor that supports fast electronic movement. To achieve this, the production line must use low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO), but this requires 15 to 16 mask steps, while ordinary oxide TFTs only require 7.
Apple is still decidingMacBookWhich OLED production plan Pro adopts. The Elec said that Apple will use ordinary oxide TFTs for its first OLEDiPadcut costs. However, it is said that in order for the panel to have a sufficiently high resolution, it will require a so-called protection circuit, which in turn increases the cost.
In addition, it is believed that LG has received Apple’s OLED iPad Pro order, which is expected to be at the end of 2023 or early 2024.
The Elec has a good record of reports from within Apple’s supply chain, but its accuracy is low when it comes to the release schedule of Apple products.