Apple plans to launch a fifth-generation iPad 10.8-inch display with an OLED display next year, followed by the company’s second “iPad” with an OLED display in 2022, according to a new report from The Elec.
Elec, who has mixed experience reporting on Apple’s plans, said the planned release of the iPad next year will have a 10.8-inch screen size, which likely shows that the 5th generation iPad Air can act. According to the report, the “iPad” will use a hard OLED display. This OLED display “organizes organic and inorganic materials in an alternate layer. This will protect organic matter from water and oxygen”.
“For the launch of the apple fifth-generation iPad in 2022, Cupertino could use a flexible OLED instead of a hard OLED. It can also convert TFT from LTPS to low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO). An RGB emission layer can also be a “tandem” structure where the two layers are stacked together.”
In a separate report from South Korean website ETNews in May. It has said that Apple would use OLED panels in “several” iPad models from next year. But did not specify which iPad.
Feactures of New Fifth Generation iPad
For 2022, Apple is planning a line of iPads with OLED displays that will use flexible OLED displays instead of solid OLEDs. For the iPad 2022, the company can also implement LTPO technology, which allows ProMotion to have a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a feature currently exclusive to the iPad Pro.
Today’s report, which outlines a 10.86-inch screen size, likely means the iPad Air has updated. Apple last updated the iPad Air® last fall with an updated full-screen design and the company’s leading A14 Bionic processor. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also announced that the updated iPad Air will receive an OLED display in 2022. While the mini-LED, which was released on the new iPad Pro last April, is exclusive to the high-end iPad.