Apple’s First OLED MacBook Will Arrive As Soon As Early Next Year
Apple’s first MacBook with an OELD display will arrive by the end of 2024. That’s according to a report by supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
He says that the use of OLED technology will allow Apple to build thinner and lighter models.
Apple’s current best MacBook display comes in the form of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro thanks top its mini-LED backlighting and LCD construction. But by moving to OLED, Apple will be able to ditch the backlight because it will no longer be needed.
The new technology should also help to increase battery life because it uses less power, while the image itself should improve thanks to better contrast ratios.
However, it’s notable that Kuo didn’t specify which MacBook would be the first to move to OLED. It stands to reason that it would likely be a MacBook Pro of some sort because of the potential costs involved, although analyst Ross Young believes a MacBook Air with OLED is in the cards. In fact, that same machine was touted for a 2024 release suggesting that might indeed be what Kuo is referring to.
(5/6) Compared to mini-LED, laptops that use OLEDs have the advantage of being thinner and lighter and offering more diverse form factor design options, like folding, so it has caused Apple to plan to ship the OLED MacBook by the end of 2024 at the earliest.
MacBooks aren’t the only products expected to switch to OLED, with both the iPad Pro also thought to be ready to move over. It’s been suggested that 11 and 13-inch iPad Pros with OLED displays could debut as soon as next year also.