Future OLED iPads Could Cost As Much As A MacBook Pro

Apple’s move to an OLED iPad Pro lineup could see customers expected to spend as much as they would on a 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro, according to a new report.

Previous rumors have Apple ready to move the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models from LED and mini-LED displays respectively.

OLED will offer improved contrast, while also allowing the displays to be thinner. But a report by The Elec suggests that the devices will have to cost more thanks to the increased prices Apple will have to pay for those new displays.

In fact, Apple’s 11-inch iPad Pro could wind up costing more than a 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro.

The Elec, via machine translation:

OLED iPad price estimates of $1500 (11-inch) and $1,800 (13-inch) are higher than the price of some MacBooks (laptops) currently on sale. The base price for a 13.6-inch MacBook Air with the M2 chip is $1199, similarly the base price for a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip is $1299. On the other hand, the 14.2-inch or 16.2-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro or M2 Max chip is lower than the base price of $1999.

Apple is expected to have the OLED iPad Pro models ready for release in 2024, meaning those prices could be just around the corner. It’s thought that Apple’s specific OLED specifications requirements are to blame, with the panels costing around $200 more than other OLED offerings.

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