Apple’s All-In On OLED Tech As Foldables Take A Back Seat
Apple is reportedly focusing on moving more products to OLED rather than working to get its first foldable iPad to market, according to a new report.
There have been ongoing reports that Apple is working on a 20-inch foldable tablet-like device, but a new Nikkei Asia report claims that Apple is focusing on bringing OLED to the tablet lineup instead.
The company already uses OLED in various products including the iPhone and Apple Watch and has been rumored to have OLED iPad Pro tablets in the works for an early-2024 release. Now, Nikkei Asia says that is very much Apple’s main aim right now.
Apple will expand its use of advanced OLED screens to iPads and MacBooks and is considering eventually introducing foldable tablets, a move set to further shake up the $150 billion display industry as it shifts away from traditional LCD screens.
It’s expected that Apple will put a new OLED MacBook into production in the second half of 2025 at the earliest, leaving the iPad to be the main focus for now.
However, rumors continue to suggest a foldable device is in development, while the Nikkei Asia report claims that Apple doesn’t yet have a firm timeframe for when that product will hit the market.
There have been even fewer reports of a foldable iPhone, with Apple said to be aiming to launch a foldable tablet before moving into the foldable phone market.