Samsung is starting the migration process of one of its factories to produce larger OLED screens, reportedly for a 2022 refresh of the MacBook Pro and iPad.
Rumors have been swirling that Apple will switch to OLED displays for its MacBook Pro line. The switch from LED to OLED will occur between 2022 and 2023.
According to The Elec’s Tuesday morning report, Samsung’s “Gen 8.5” OLED will first be used for an iPad refresh and later for a MacBook Pro with an OLED screen.
According to the report, Samsung intends to ship six million OLED panels for tablets and notebook computers in 2021.
This report is focused on OLED production machinery. It examines who Samsung uses to supply OLED equipment such as tensioners and dry etchers.
Apple’s 10.9-inch iPad is Apple’s first large-screen tablet with an OLED display.
Rumors also suggested that Apple plans to upgrade the iPad Pro with OLED by the end of 2021. However, Apple recently updated the 12.9 inch iPad Pro to include a Liquid RetinaLED screen similar to the one found in the Apple Pro Display XDR.
The Elec can be used for data from Apple’s supply chain.